Patricia Hart

Policy Analyst, Asset Building Program

Patricia Hart was a policy analyst in the Asset Building program at New America where she provided research and analysis on a range of topics, including affordable housing, financial inclusion, and workforce development. She is a contributor to the Family Centered Social Policy Initiative and the YouthSave Project. She also facilitates digital media, grant reporting, and events. Ms. Hart was a Communications and Advocacy Coordinator at FairVote prior to joining New America. In this role, she managed advocacy campaigns for increased women’s representation and community voting rights. She holds a B.A. in Political Science and Public Relations from Eastern Kentucky University.

All Work

ASSET BUILDING and FAMILY-CENTERED SOCIAL POLICY
The Return on Investment in Affordable Housing

Reid Cramer and Patricia Hart look at the true cost of lack of affordable housing in America.


ASSET BUILDING
Best of Assets 2015

Best of Assets 2015 showcases the Asset Building Program's favorite moments over the past year.


ASSET BUILDING and FAMILY-CENTERED SOCIAL POLICY
Was This the Year of Financial Inclusion?

No. But Patricia Hart says that 2016 might be.


ASSET BUILDING
Youth Savings Pilot Explores a Path Forward with Banks

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation launched its Youth Savings Pilot Program.


Restoring the Fortune Fountain of Youth

Patricia Hart explains how and why to enrich the world’s youth (and, in turn, the world) by enabling them to save.


ASSET BUILDING, FAMILY-CENTERED SOCIAL POLICY and NEW AMERICA
A Poor Way of Measuring Poverty

Patricia Hart and Rachel Black's article "A Poor Way of Measuring Poverty" was published in Pacific Standard Magazine.


A Poor Way of Measuring Poverty

Millions of Americans live in poverty. Rachel Black and Patricia Hart argue that we need to rethink what that means.


EDUCATION POLICY
Pell Grants for Prisoners: A Good Idea Returns

There is solid evidence that access to education in jail helps prisoners succeed on the outside.


ASSET BUILDING and FAMILY-CENTERED SOCIAL POLICY
Pell Grants for Prisoners: A Good Idea Returns

What if while serving their sentence, incarcerated individuals gained skills and credentials to help them get jobs once they leave?


ASSET BUILDING and NEW AMERICA
Addressing the Challenge of Account Dormancy in Youth Savings Initiatives

This paper discusses a framework for understanding the challenge of account dormancy in large-scale, account-based initiatives.


Fear of FinTech Could Hurt Your Bottom Line

Financial technology companies (known as FinTech) are gaining popularity and changing the way banks do business in the process. Patricia Har