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Tanay Nunna
Research Analyst
Former employee

Tanay Nunna is a research analyst in the Metropolitan Housing and Communities Policy Center at the Urban Institute, where he specializes in health and housing, land use and urban planning, rental housing markets, and real estate development. He 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.

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
Race and equity
Economic mobility and inequality
Wealth and financial well-being
Nonprofits and philanthropy
Social safety net
Housing affordability
Capital flows
Community development finance and CDFIs
Equitable development
Foundations and philanthropy
Impact investing
Place-based initiatives
Racial wealth gap
Shared equity housing
Taxes and social policy
Workforce development