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Leiha Edmonds

Leiha Edmonds

Research Analyst

The Urban Institute’s research and reports not only inform high-level policy debates, but provide useful and accessible information to municipalities, social service organizations, and community members addressing urban policy issues at the local level.


Leiha Edmonds is a research analyst in the Metropolitan Housing and Communities Policy Center at the Urban Institute.

Before joining Urban, Edmonds was a research assistant at the Great Cities Institute in Chicago, a transportation and mobility planner for the City of Evanston, Illinois, and was a community organizer in cities across the Midwest.

Edmonds holds a bachelor’s degree from American University and a master’s degree in urban planning and policy from the University of Illinois at Chicago.