Director of National Policy & Sector Strategy
Grounded Solutions Network
Emily Thaden is the Director of National Policy & Sector Strategy at Grounded Solutions Network, which supports strong communities from the ground up. She has experience researching, training, consulting, and advocating on behalf of permanently affordable housing programs and inclusionary housing policies. Emily received her doctorate in applied community research from Vanderbilt University and her bachelors from New York University. Her research on housing with lasting affordability has been published in Housing Studies, Urban Geography, Journal of Architectural and Planning Research, Social Science Quarterly, Shelterforce, and reports published by the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy. She is currently on the Board of Commissioners for Metropolitan Development & Housing Agency and the Advisory Board for Habitat for Humanity of Greater Nashville. Previously, Emily worked at The Housing Fund in Nashville, TN to develop a shared equity homeownership program.