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Pamela R. Sharpe Biography



Pamela R. Sharpe

Ms. Sharpe is the Director of the Economic and Market Analysis Division (EMAD) of the Office of Policy Development and Research (PD&R), U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. EMAD initiates and coordinates policy and operating strategy for the Department's field economists and provides data support, technical instructions, oversight of published reports, training, management support, and administrative supervision for this organization. The field economists give the Department the capacity to have current, accurate, unbiased data and intelligence on local economic and housing market housing conditions/trends throughout the nation; this includes completing demand/supply market analyses reviews for multifamily housing applications submitted for FHA mortgage insurance. Published reports on the website include metropolitan comprehensive housing market studies, Market-at-a-Glance reports and regional narratives and local housing market profiles for the HUD US Housing Market Conditions quarterly report.

Spending her entire career at HUD in EMAD, Ms. Sharpe started as a Co-op Graduate Student in Detroit followed by staff economist positions in Indianapolis and Seattle. She eventually served as EMAD Regional Director in Region X (Seattle) and Region III (Maryland, DC and Virginia). She became the EMAD Deputy Director in 2001 when the field organization was transferred from Field Policy Management to PD&R.

Ms. Sharpe holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Northwestern University and a Master of Arts in Economics from the University of Detroit.