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Matt Lawyue
Through unpacking the multifaceted layers of urban development, we can understand the overarching structures that build neighborhoods and cities and see the often-ignored plight of the marginalized and disadvantaged in America. My hope is to tell the entire story to educate audiences and advance these policy debates.

Matt Lawyue is a communications associate in the Metropolitan Housing and Communities Center and the Policy Advisory Group at the Urban Institute. He works with researchers to educate the general public, media, policymakers, and practitioners on issues facing urban America, including housing affordability, homelessness, and community development.

Lawyue has experience in journalism, public relations, nonprofits, and academia. He holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the College of New Jersey and a master’s degree in social policy and development from the London School of Economics.