NYU Furman Center’s policy breakfast, Housing Reforms for the Next President: Optimizing Federal Subsidy, was the second of two conversations this fall exploring ideas for reform of federal housing policy to help address the diversity of housing across America’s cities. This session particularly focused on exploring the implications of the recent election for federal housing policy. The panelists considered how, in the next administration, federal funding can be made more responsive to the diversity of local housing needs, and whether the federal government can and should allow more flexibility across funding streams.
Panelists included: Laurel Blatchford, Senior Vice President, Solutions, Enterprise Community Partners; Thomas Gleason, Executive Director Emeritus, MassHousing; Ethan Handelman, Vice President for Policy & Advocacy, National Housing Conference; Celia Smoot, Director, Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) Housing. The panel was moderated by Mark Willis, Senior Policy Fellow, NYU Furman Center.