Shomon Shamsuddin is Assistant Professor of Social Policy in the Department of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning. His research examines the inputs and outputs of affordable housing policy. He also studies inequality in educational attainment and social program participation. His Tisch Faculty Fellow project seeks to identify and test approaches to reduce disparities in Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) receipt by focusing on the role of community-based institutions. He will analyze IRS data on tax return filers to examine differences in rates of EITC participation across Massachusetts and study areas with relatively low levels of participation. A survey questionnaire will be developed to better understand the reasons for EITC participation or non-participation. The survey will be tested and administered in partnership with local public schools.