Alex Horowitz guides research for Pew’s housing policy initiative, focusing on how home financing, the housing shortage, and land-use regulations affect household well-being. He has also conducted extensive research on consumer finance issues, including how small-dollar loans and consumer banking can be made safer and more transparent. Horowitz manages research and policy analysis covering all these issues. He studies how to improve access to small mortgages and how to make alternative financial arrangements used to purchase housing safer. Horowitz also researches the way in which restrictive zoning drives up rents and homelessness.
Before joining Pew, Horowitz worked at the polling firm Hart Research, conducting strategic opinion research for clients in the private, public, and nonprofit sectors. His previous work was in media relations, baseball information, and communications for the Miami Marlins and Cincinnati Reds.
Horowitz holds a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Harvard University.