The Bipartisan Policy Center’s Housing Council is a group of housing experts—including current and former federal, state, and local public officials, academics, practitioners, and industry leaders—working with BPC to develop bipartisan housing policies and guide policymakers.
Launched in March 2021, the council is helping BPC identify and prioritize policies that:
- Continue to meet the urgent housing needs of Americans affected by COVID-19;
- Advance racial equity and opportunity through housing—by addressing disproportionately high housing costs, entrenched segregation and concentrated poverty, and disparities in homeownership and family wealth; and
- Preserve and build affordable homes to strengthen families and their financial resilience and propel our country’s economic recovery.
President, U.S. Mortgage Insurers; Former HUD Assistant Secretary, Policy Development and Research; Former Principal Executive Vice President, Ginnie Mae
Board Member, BPC; Former HUD Secretary
Former Mayor of San Diego
Former Mayor of Philadelphia
Pamela Hughes Patenaude
Board Member, BPC; Former HUD Deputy Secretary
National Director of Housing, Ballmer Group
J. Paul Compton, Jr.
Founding Partner, Compton Jones Dresher; Former HUD General Counsel
Alfonso Costa, Jr.
Executive Vice President, Falcone Group; Former HUD Deputy Chief of Staff
President and CEO, Chicago Urban League; Former Mayor of Gary, Indiana
Faculty Director, Terner Center for Housing Innovation, University of California-Berkeley; Former HUD Assistant Secretary for Housing/Federal Housing Commissioner
President and CEO, Mercy Housing; Former Executive Director, Housing Authority of the City and County of Denver
Vice President, Policy Advocacy, National Association of REALTORS®; Former HUD General Deputy Assistant Secretary
President and Executive Director, Idaho Housing and Finance Association
Managing Director, Bayview Asset Management; Former Acting President, Executive Vice President and Chief Operations Officer, Ginne Mae; Former HUD Senior Advisor
CEO and President, Fahe
Executive Director, MassHousing
Executive Vice President, Quicken Loans
R. Hunter Kurtz
Vice Chairman and Founding Partner, Gate House Strategies; Former HUD Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing
President and Chief Executive Officer, National Fair Housing Alliance
Founder and Principal, Overbrook Square Group; Former HUD Deputy Assistant Secretary and NCUA Deputy Chief of Staff
Senior Advisor, Bipartisan Policy Center; President, Foundation for Research on Equal Opportunity
Chief Production Officer, Walker & Dunlop; Former HUD Assistant Secretary for Housing/Federal Housing Commissioner
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