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PD&R Quarterly Update: How Local Governments Innovate to Meet Community Housing Needs

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On Thursday, March 21, 2024, HUD’s Office of Policy Development & Research (PD&R) will host a hybrid PD&R Quarterly Update on how local governments are innovating to meet community housing needs. As the crisis of affordable housing deepens in communities across the country, local leaders are taking innovative steps to increase the supply of affordable housing. From local housing production funds to the development of social housing agencies, these leaders are at the forefront of housing solutions. At this event, we will learn from local leaders about the actions underway in their communities. The first panel will focus on the Housing Production Fund in Montgomery County, Maryland. This bond-financed fund enables the construction of mixed-income housing development, with the local housing authority retaining majority ownership and control throughout the life of the project. The second panel will look at a range of innovative housing production models at both the city and state levels.

Keynote Remarks

  • Lauren Lowery, Director of Housing and Community Development, National League of Cities

The Housing Production Fund in Montgomery County

  • Richard J. Monocchio, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of Public and Indian Housing, HUD (moderator)
  • Chelsea Andrews, President and Executive Director, Housing Opportunities Commission of Montgomery County
  • Zachary Marks, Senior Vice President, Real Estate, Housing Opportunities Commission of Montgomery County
  • Hans Riemer, Former President, Montgomery County Council, and At-Large Member from 2010-2022, where he was Chair of the Planning and Housing Committee
  • Paul Williams, Founder and Executive Director, Center for Public Enterprise

State and Local Innovation to Spur Housing Production

  • Brian McCabe, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy Development, HUD (moderator)
  • Matt Bedsole, Director, Atlanta Housing Innovation Lab
  • Alex Lee, Assemblymember for California’s 24th Assembly District
  • Stefan Pryor, Secretary of Housing, State of Rhode Island

Additional Information

Thursday, March 21, 2024
2:00-4:00 pm ET
Hybrid Event
HUD Headquarters
451 7th Street SW
Washington, DC 20410

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