Chuni Lu is the Senior Program Officer, Affordable Housing Solutions at the International Rescue Committee (IRC). Chuni oversees the IRC Resettlement Housing Team’s work in developing innovative housing solutions, building new housing partnerships, and providing training and technical assistance to housing staff at 27 IRC field offices across the U.S. Chuni has over 20 years of combined experience in urban planning, affordable housing, community development, real estate, and small business. From her early career as a city planner focusing on improving conditions in neighborhoods, Chuni’s passion has always been in alleviating poverty, empowering vulnerable populations to make life changes, and finding solutions to effect social change. Chuni holds a master’s degree in social work from the University of Houston and a master’s degree in city planning from the University of Pennsylvania. Chuni is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners.