Robert Newman

Summer Research Intern
D.C. Policy Center

Robert Newman was a 2022 Summer Research Intern for the D.C. Policy Center’s Housing Policy Initiative. In this role he supports research on topics such as housing affordability and development.

Robert is a graduate student at Duke University, pursuing a dual Master of Public Policy and Master of Business Administration. Prior to joining the D.C. Policy Center and returning to school, Robert spent time as a tax associate at PricewaterhouseCoopers, as a finance manager at local MLS team D.C. United, and as a campaign aide to former Congressman John Delaney.

He holds a B.A. in Economics from Vanderbilt University.

Written By Robert Newman

Chart of the week: The majority of teachers in the District are rent burdened

The increasing cost of renting an apartment in the District of Columbia is making it more difficult for essential community workers (teachers, nurses, police officers etc.) to live in or near the communities they serve. Given the current salaries teachers receive, how affordable is the city for the median teacher? Comparing the…

July 22, 2022 | Robert Newman

Chart of the week: Rents in Ward 5 are catching up to more expensive places in the city

Washington D.C. has long been an expensive city to rent an apartment, but where within the city renting housing is most expensive has changed during the pandemic. In the past three years, the cost of renting an apartment in the District has increased overall by an average of 15.46 percent—but these increases are inconsistent across both apartment size and between the city’s eight wards.

June 3, 2022 | Robert Newman