Maia Woluchem is a research assistant in both the Metropolitan Housing and Communities Policy Center and the Housing Finance Policy Center at the Urban Institute. Since joining Urban in 2013, she has been involved in several projects, including the National Neighborhood Indicators Partnership, and the Choice and Promise Neighborhoods Initiatives in the Kenilworth-Parkside neighborhood of Washington, DC As part of the newly established Housing Finance Policy Center, her work includes production of At a Glance, the center’s monthly chartbook, and additional analysis of national trends. Her work focuses primarily on national housing finance policy and community revitalization and neighborhood and youth development in Washington, DC.
Before joining Urban, Woluchem was an intern with the Lawrenceville Corporation, a local community development enterprise, and a research associate at Fourth Economy Consulting, a national economic development consulting company.
Woluchem graduated magna cum laude from the University of Pittsburgh, earning a BS with honors in economics and a minor in French. While there, she researched Chicago’s historically segregated housing markets as well as international fertility trends among the poor. She also attended the School for International Training in Geneva, Switzerland, and Rabat, Morocco, where she studied global health and development policy, and presented independent research on interventions for smallholder agriculture.