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BPC Housing Council

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.
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Seth Appleton

President, U.S. Mortgage Insurers; Former HUD Assistant Secretary, Policy Development and Research; Former Principal Executive Vice President, Ginnie Mae

Henry Cisneros

Board Member, BPC; Former HUD Secretary 

Kevin Faulconer

Former Mayor of San Diego

Michael Nutter

Former Mayor of Philadelphia

Pamela Hughes Patenaude

Board Member, BPC; Former HUD Deputy Secretary


Janelle Chan

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

Eileen Fitzgerald

Karen Freeman-Wilson

President and CEO, Chicago Urban League; Former Mayor of Gary, Indiana

Carol Galante

Faculty Director, Terner Center for Housing Innovation, University of California-Berkeley; Former HUD Assistant Secretary for Housing/Federal Housing Commissioner

Ismael Guerrero

President and CEO, Mercy Housing; Former Executive Director, Housing Authority of the City and County of Denver

Bryan Greene

Vice President, Policy Advocacy, National Association of REALTORS®; Former HUD General Deputy Assistant Secretary

Gerald Hunter

President and Executive Director, Idaho Housing and Finance Association

Maren Kasper

Managing Director, Bayview Asset Management; Former Acting President, Executive Vice President and Chief Operations Officer, Ginne Mae; Former HUD Senior Advisor

Jim King

CEO and President, Fahe

Chrystal Kornegay

Executive Director, MassHousing

Shawn Krause

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

Lisa Rice

President and Chief Executive Officer, National Fair Housing Alliance

Gisele Roget

Founder and Principal, Overbrook Square Group; Former HUD Deputy Assistant Secretary and NCUA Deputy Chief of Staff

Avik Roy

Senior Advisor, Bipartisan Policy Center; President, Foundation for Research on Equal Opportunity

Dana Wade

Chief Production Officer, Walker & Dunlop; Former HUD Assistant Secretary for Housing/Federal Housing Commissioner

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