‘You must be the change you wish to see in the world,’ a quote from Mahatma Gandhi, is one that drives my passion for all that I do in my personal and professional life. What drew me to Urban was its positive reputation across government, industry, nonprofit, and policymaking organizations to drive the debate on the future of housing in America.
Todd Hill-Jones is the policy program manager at the Urban Institute’s Housing Finance Policy Center. He manages and coordinates all aspects of the center’s high-profile programs and research.
Previously, Hill-Jones served six years as senior director of government affairs at the Financial Services Roundtable’s Housing Policy Council (HPC), where he directed the council’s government affairs efforts in advocating on the mortgage and housing marketplace interests of HPC member companies in legislative, regulatory, and judicial forums. Most notably, Hill-Jones led financial service industry efforts to improve industry compliance with the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act and the new Military Lending Act. Hill-Jones is an honorary admiral of the Texas Navy and an honorary colonel from the Commonwealth of Kentucky for distinguished service in government for his work on service member and military veteran affairs issues.
Hill-Jones previously worked in quality and risk management with CitiCapital, a subsidiary of Citigroup from 2000 to 2008 and was active in Texas politics as a campaign and political consultant for more than 10 years.
Hill-Jones graduated from the University of Texas at Arlington, where he was competitively selected to be a Bill Archer Fellow and received a BA in political science with a minor in philosophy.