URBAN INSTITUTE

Expert

Jim Parrott
Expert

Jim Parrott

Nonresident Fellow

Biography

Jim Parrott is a nonresident fellow at the Urban Institute and owner of Falling Creek Advisors, which provides financial institutions with strategic advice on housing finance issues.

Before joining Urban in 2013, Parrott spent several years in the Obama White House as a senior adviser at the National Economic Council, where he led the team of advisers charged with counseling the cabinet and president on housing issues. He was on point for developing the administration's major housing policy positions; articulating and defending those positions with Congress, the press, and public; and counseling White House leadership on related communications and legislative strategy. Before his time in the White House, Parrott was counsel to Secretary Donovan at the US Department of Housing and Urban Development. Before that, he was a litigator, first in New York with Sullivan and Cromwell, and later in North Carolina with Smith Anderson.

Parrott serves on the advisory board of the J. Ronald Terwilliger Foundation for Housing America's Families and the Ackland Museum of Art. He also served in Sri Lanka with the Peace Corps.

Parrott has a BA in philosophy from the University of North Carolina, an MA in philosophy from the University of Washington, and a JD from Columbia Law School.

Centers & Initiatives

Housing Finance Policy Center