Naveen Agrawal is a second year master’s candidate in UCLA’s Urban and Regional Planning Program. He has worked in affordable housing project management in San Francisco’s Mission District, as well as for the City of Los Angeles. He is currently employed as an analyst and affordable housing underwriter for Union Bank. Naveen believes that the current “housing crisis” comes from a lack of political will and inequities fundamental to free markets. While Naveen sees public housing as a long term goal for the nation, he has dedicated his career thus far to incremental, local solutions within existing frameworks, flawed though they may be. Naveen is also an avid cyclist and aspiring “cool uncle” to his three nieces and nephews.