Lydia Lo is a research analyst in the Metropolitan Housing and Communities Policy Center at the Urban Institute. Her research interests include housing instability, affordable housing, urban growth and land-use planning, gentrification, and racial equity.
Before joining Urban, Lo performed research on a Fulbright grant in Hangzhou, China; managed research and policy advocacy on slum upgrading at the Beijing nonprofit INCLUDED; and consulted on affordable housing policy for the Delhi Urban Shelter Improvement Board. She holds a BA in political science from St. Olaf College and an MPA with a certificate in urban planning and policy from Princeton University.
Research AreasHousing and Housing Finance Neighborhoods, Cities, and Metros Poverty, Vulnerability, and the Safety Net Race and Ethnicity
Centers & InitiativesMetropolitan Housing and Communities Policy Center
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