David C. Blount is a research associate in the Metropolitan Housing and Communities Policy Center at the Urban Institute. His work focuses on developing systemic solutions in housing and community development that create more livable, sustainable, and equitable communities.
Blount was previously a senior policy analyst at the Center for the Study of Social Policy. He is a former Bill Emerson National Hunger Fellow with the Congressional Hunger Center. Blount holds a BA in sociology and international studies from Loyola University Chicago and an MSW from the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis.