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Former BPC Housing Director Confirmed as HUD Deputy Secretary

Housing / Press Release September 14, 2017

BPC congratulates Pam Patenaude on her confirmation by the Senate today as deputy secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

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Former BPC Housing Director Tapped for HUD Deputy

Housing / Press Release May 4, 2017

BPC applauds President Trump’s decision to nominate Pam Patenaude to serve as deputy secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

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Health and Housing Must-Reads, October 30

Housing / Blog October 30, 2015

BPC’s Health and Housing Task Force is sharing recent publications, speeches and testimony we consider relevant to our work.

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Housing Summit Series: Kris Siglin

/ Blog July 28, 2014

This week we have a few thoughts from Kris Siglin at the Housing Partnership Network who will pack a punch on an all-star panel of housing practitioners as they discuss the way housing shapes and forms communities on the afternoon of Tuesday, September 16. Kris also reflects on her time working on the housing commission that preceded the BPC effort – The Millennial Housing Commission – as well as her time on the Hill with one of our co-chairs, Senator Kit Bond.

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Housing America’s Future: New Directions for National Policy (Sun Valley, ID Public Forum)

Housing / August 21, 2014 2:17 p.m. to 2:17 p.m. ET

The forum explored the future of the FHA, community lending and the role of small banks and innovations in rural housing.

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The State of Housing in America

Henry Cisneros / Blog February 25, 2014

Today marks the first anniversary of the release of the Commission’s report, Housing America’s Future: New Directions for National Policy. As readers of this blog know, our report highlights what we consider the most urgent housing challenges facing our country….

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New Directions for National Policy: 2014 Housing Summit

Housing / September 15, 2014 5:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET

Over 1,000 private-sector experts, elected officials, scholars, advocates, and industry leaders gathered to discuss and debate America’s housing policy.

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Crisis ‘specter’ could push mortgage reform: BPC’s Bond

/ News November 7, 2013

Even as memories of the housing crisis fade, and two mortgage-finance giants are close to making taxpayers whole on almost $200 billion in bailouts, lawmakers must still reform the U.S. housing-finance system, Kit Bond, co-chair of the Bipartisan Policy Center’s…

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BPC’s Pamela Hughes Patenaude Selected as a 2013 Woman of Influence by HousingWire Magazine

/ Blog November 6, 2013

Pamela Hughes Patenaude, director of the Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) Housing Commission, was recently named as a Woman of Influence in HousingWire Magazine. This esteemed group of women was chosen because of their contributions to the U.S. housing economy.

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Housing policy matters

/ News October 17, 2013

Autumn’s budget impasse and debt ceiling “debate” in Washington has overwhelmed all other policy discussions. Once again, moving forward on a bipartisan basis to update our nation’s housing policy will have to wait—until next year, or the next Congress, or…

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