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Elizabeth Burton
Research Analyst
Metropolitan Housing and Communities Policy Center

Elizabeth Burton is a research analyst in the Metropolitan Housing and Communities Policy Center at the Urban Institute. Her research interests include affordable housing, with a focus on eviction prevention and decommodified housing, and neighborhood change. She also provides technical assistance to Promise Neighborhood grantees and helps manage the National Neighborhood Indicators Partnership.

Burton graduated from Macalester College with a BA in political science, minors in statistics and psychology, and a concentration in urban studies. Her honors thesis analyzed local housing and economic development policies to examine the 1921 Tulsa race massacre’s effects on current wealth disparities.

Research Areas
Neighborhoods, cities, and metros
Greater DC
National Neighborhood Indicators Partnership (NNIP)
Housing affordability
Neighborhood change
Place-based initiatives