Tanay Nunna
Research Assistant
Metropolitan Housing and Communities Policy Center

Tanay Nunna is dedicated to working with community-based organizations and local governments to expand access to affordable housing and promote the development of equitable, resilient communities. As a research assistant in the Metropolitan Housing and Communities Policy Center, Nunna specializes in health and housing, land use and urban planning, rental housing markets, and real estate development.

Before joining the Urban Institute, Nunna received a bachelor’s degree with honors in urban studies and public health from Brown University. For his honors thesis, Nunna conducted an institutional review board approved, grant-funded qualitative research project to investigate renter-rental property owner dynamics, identify risk factors for renter housing instability, and develop policy recommendations to promote the development and preservation of safe, affordable housing.

Research Areas
Health and health care
Neighborhoods, cities, and metros
Children and youth
Social safety net
Race and equity
Community and economic development
Racial barriers to accessing the safety net
Racial inequities in health