My interest in research is to support affected communities in gaining agency in the policymaking process. Increasing the amount of information that communities and neighborhoods can access is central to that goal. Urban is committed to that work.
Mychal Cohen is a research associate in the Metropolitan Housing and Communities Policy Center at the Urban Institute. His work focuses on affordable housing, neighborhood initiatives, and community development.
Before joining Urban, Cohen was a policy and development associate at the National Housing Trust, where his work focused on state and local preservation of affordable housing, especially through the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit.
Cohen holds a BA in government from the University of Virginia and an MPP from Georgetown University.