Media Name: jorgegonzales.jpg
Jorge González-Hermoso
Research Associate
Metropolitan Housing and Communities Policy Center

Jorge González-Hermoso is a research associate in the Metropolitan Housing and Communities Policy Center at the Urban Institute, where he focuses on small businesses and community development finance. His research also explores issues related to transportation, public spaces, and the racial wealth gap.

González-Hermoso’s work has been featured in the New York Times, CityLab, Planetizen, Curbed, and other outlets. He has also been quoted in Politico, NPR, Next City, and Governing and has made appearances on Telemundo and Univision.

Before joining Urban, González-Hermoso worked for Mexico’s Office for Asset Management and Disposal, coordinating initiatives to repurpose unused government-owned land and rail infrastructure.

González-Hermoso earned his BA in international relations from the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México and earned his MPP from the University of Chicago, where he was a Fulbright grantee and a Dean’s scholar.

Research Areas
Economic mobility and inequality
Global issues
Neighborhoods, cities, and metros
Wealth and financial well-being
Race and equity
Small businesses
Community development finance and CDFIs
Community and economic development
Immigrants and the economy
Impact investing
Latinx communities
Place-based initiatives
Racial inequities in economic mobility
Racial inequities in neighborhoods and community development
Racial wealth gap
International urban development and the environment
Parks and green space
Featured Work
Gas station
Media Name: gettyimages-1158658762_crop.jpg
Media Name: global20equity20finance.png
Restaurant owner standing in front of restaurant
Media Name: oz20early20assessment.jpg