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Claudia D. Solari
Senior Research Associate
Metropolitan Housing and Communities Policy Center
I am inspired to offer evidence and data-driven policy recommendations through research to identify what works to improve the lives of the most vulnerable people in our society.

Claudia D. Solari is a senior research associate in the Metropolitan Housing and Communities Policy Center at the Urban Institute, where she studies housing instability.

Solari specializes in social inequality and demography, with a focus on homelessness, low-income housing, mixed-income housing, neighborhood inequality and segregation, and housing crowding. She has worked on longitudinal social experiments, including the New Hope Project and the Family Options Study. Solari is trained in quantitative and mixed-methods research, as well as survey design, evaluation, and large-scale data collection. She is skilled with large- and small-scale project management and was project director of the Annual Homeless Assessment Report to Congress.

Solari received her BA from Brown University and her PhD in sociology from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Research Areas
Neighborhoods, cities, and metros
Social safety net
Children and youth