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Ilina Mitra
Research Analyst
Metropolitan Housing and Communities Policy Center

Ilina Mitra is a research analyst in the Metropolitan Housing and Communities Policy Center at the Urban Institute. Her research interests include housing affordability, community economic development, and economic mobility.

Mitra has a bachelor’s degree in economics from Wellesley College, a master’s degree in data science from Brown University, and a master’s degree in public policy from the University of Chicago, where she specialized in urban science.

Research Areas
Neighborhoods, cities, and metros
Community and economic development
Capital flows
Housing affordability
Community development finance and CDFIs