Solomon Greene is a senior fellow in the Research to Action Lab and the Metropolitan Housing and Communities Policy Center at the Urban Institute. His research focuses on how land-use and housing policy can improve access to opportunity and how data and technology can support inclusive urban development.
Before Urban, Greene was a senior adviser at the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), where he helped develop federal regulation to reduce residential segregation and promote regional housing opportunities. He was also HUD’s principal adviser on the United Nations process for setting global sustainable development goals. Before that, Greene was a senior program officer at the Open Society Foundations, where he managed grants and programs on affordable housing, community development, and fair access to credit. He launched and led the Neighborhood Stabilization Initiative, the first and largest philanthropic initiative to address how the foreclosure crisis affected low-income communities.
Greene was a law fellow at NYU Furman Center, an adjunct professor at NYU Wagner, a law clerk for the Honorable Dorothy W. Nelson on the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and a litigation associate at Munger, Tolles & Olson. Greene serves on the board of directors for the National Housing Law Project and on the advisory board for the Up for Growth National Coalition. He also served on the board of the Neighborhood Funders Group.
Greene received his BA from Stanford University, his MCP from the University of California, Berkeley, and his JD from Yale Law School.