Aaron Shroyer is a policy associate with the Research to Action Lab at the Urban Institute. His project work involves advising foundations and local governments on policy and grantmaking strategies around the issues of housing and community development. His projects have included developing policy solutions that increase housing affordability and supporting local initiatives aimed at creating inclusive economies. Before joining Urban, Shroyer was a management fellow for the City of Kansas City, Missouri, focusing on projects related to economic development, housing and neighborhood development, sustainability, and performance management. Before that, he was a summer mayoral fellow within Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s office in Chicago. Shroyer has a bachelor’s degree in government and a master’s degree in leadership and public policy, both from the University of Virginia.