Dreier researches, writes, and teaches about urban policy and politics, housing policy, banking and the foreclosure crisis, community organizing, labor issues, electoral politics, and democratic social movements. He is on the board of the Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy (a coalition of unions, community organizations, and faith groups) and the National Housing Institute (a policy think tank and publisher of Shelterforce magazine). He co-chairs the Cry Wolf Project, a nonprofit research network that identifies and exposes misleading rhetoric about the economy, regulation and government. He works closely with many unions, community organizing groups, and public interest organizations, as well as with a number of elected officials and government agencies. He served for eight years (1984-92) as senior policy advisor to Boston Mayor Ray Flynn and as director of housing for the Boston Redevelopment Authority.
In the News
Examines the major trends and problems shaping our cities and suburbs, explores a range of policy solutions to address them, and looks closely at the potential political coalitions needed to put the country's urban crises back on the national agenda.
Explores how the conservative media echo-chamber, in combination with Republican Party officials and operatives, helped to destroy the community organizing group ACORN.