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We create and maximize strategic partnerships. Simply put, that means we team up with the international and philanthropic communities to target shared goals.

Our Team: We come from diverse backgrounds in government, philanthropy, nonprofit, and business. From these experiences, we understand the value of collaboration across sectors to drive engagement.

Our Capabilities:

  • Provide advice and consultation to those seeking to partner
  • Facilitate information exchange and learning opportunities
  • Identify partnership opportunities to enhance HUD’s impact
  • Develop plans for collaboration and joint action
  • Capture and disseminate knowledge
  • Coordinate research between scholars, government officials, and practitioners

US-EU Dialogue on advancing transatlantic recovery with building renovation and clean energy solutions

US-EU Dialogue on advancing transatlantic recovery with building renovation and clean energy solutions .

In light of commitments to a full society-wide decarbonization by 2050, the EU and US have established an energy dialogue to further exchange ideas to secure an economic recovery centered on green and sustainable solutions. The dialogue will focus on advancing transatlantic recovery through building renovation and clean energy solutions, and will include a series of five webinars taking place between June and December 2021.

The first webinar session, taking place on Thursday, June 17th 10-12 EST (16-18 CET) will feature presentations on the overarching plans and strategies undertaken by the EU and US to boost energy efficient renovations in buildings in order to achieve their climate goals and support a sustainable economic recovery. It will provide an overview of the policies that the EU, US federal government, states, and local governments are implementing and testing to increase the number of renovations. Click here to register for the June 17th webinar.

OECD High-Level Policy Roundtable on Better Housing for Better Lives

OECD High-Level Policy Roundtable on Better Housing for Better Lives
16 June 2021 | 8-10:30AM EDT (14-16h30 CET)

Following the release of its Housing Toolkit on 14 June 2021, the OECD will be hosting a High-Level Policy Roundtable on Better Housing for Better Lives on 16 June 2021 from 8-10:30AM EDT. Housing experts from OECD member countries will discuss the toolkit and its implications for their local markets, with the United States represented by Dr. Kurt Usowski, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Economic Affairs at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and U.S. Delegate to the OECD Regional Development Policy Committee and Working Party on Urban Policy. The agenda for the roundtable is as follows:

Welcome and introductory remarks by Secretary-General Mathias Cormann

Presentation of the OECD Housing Policy Toolkit
by Luiz de Mello, Director of Policy Studies, OECD Economics Department

Discussion moderated by Åsa Johansson, Assistant-Director, Policy Studies Branch, OECD Economics Department, with:

  • Kurt Usowski, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Economic Affairs, Department of Housing and Urban Development, United States

  • Sverre Vatnar, State Secretary, Ministry of Finance, Norway

  • Dimitris Oikonomou, Advisor to the Prime Minister and former Deputy Minister for Spatial Planning, Greece

  • Erwin Schwärzer, Head of the Housing Division, Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building and Community, Germany

  • Edmunds Valantis, State Secretary, Ministry of Economy, Latvia

Presentation of the OECD Affordable Housing Database
by Stefano Scarpetta, OECD Director for Employment, Labour and Social Affairs

Discussion moderated by Monika Queisser, Senior Counsellor and Head of the OECD Social Policy Division with:

  • Katarina Ivankovic-Knezevic, Director of Social Affairs, Directorate-General for Employment, European Commission

  • Bent Madsen, President of Housing Europe, Director of BL - Danish Social Housing (tbc)

  • Patricia Roset-Zuppa, Vice-President of Policy, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation

US-Israel Research Exchange Project – Urban Regeneration



Jamaica Ministry Meeting





Peace Corps Week 2021



hilanthropic Efforts in Racial Equity





HUD’s International Role in the 1970s



US-Israel Research Exchange Project – GIS Mapping





US-Israel City Exchange Project – Philadelphia, Camden, Rishon LeZion, & Herzliya



US-Israel City Exchange Project – Miami, Tel Aviv, Eilat, & Nahariya





US-Israel City Exchange Project – DC & Jerusalem



US-Japan Aging in Place Mini Virtual Forum





UNECE Housing 2021



State Department Embassy Science Fellow





OECD Intermediary Cities Project



Horizontal Housing Project Steering Group Meeting





Community Gardens Can Help Increase Food Security



US – Israel Research Exchange: Housing Market Data Analysis





OECD Champion Mayors for Inclusive Growth



OECD Regional Development Policy Committee Working Parties Meeting





New Deal for Housing Justice



U.S. and Japan Case Studies: Aging In Place 2020





The New Leipzig Charter



35th session of the U.S. – Israel Joint Economic Development Group







Disaster Funders Call



Habitat for Humanity Report: How housing can help emerging market economies rebound from COVID-19







IPAD at German Ministry’s Annual Urban Conference



International Engagement at a Distance: OECD highlight







UNECE Housing and Land Management Meeting



AHURI/HUD COVID-19 International Housing Policy Roundtable







OECD Working Party on Urban Policy



Project HomeKey Discussion with the Barcelona Housing Department







Brazilian Delegation Visited the U.S.



Report of the Tenth Session of the World Urban Forum







2020 winners of the Secretary’s Award for Public-Philanthropic Partnerships








Scaling Solutions II



IPAD’s Philanthropic Toolkit Training for HUD Staff