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The Biden-Harris Administration’s Housing Policy Agenda: A Conversation with Lael Brainard, National Economic Advisor

Despite a strong economic recovery, Americans across the country too often struggle to find housing that meets their budgets and needs. Please join the Urban Institute for remarks and moderated conversation with Dr. Lael Brainard, White House National Economic Advisor, who will discuss proposals to ease the burden of housing costs for American families. The remarks and conversation will be followed by a panel of experts in an evidence-based discussion on solutions to create and sustain a more affordable housing market.



  • Lael Brainard, Director, National Economic Council
  • Mary K. Cunningham, Senior Vice President, Research Management and Program Development, Urban Institute (moderator)



  • Laura Arce, Senior Vice President for Economic Initiatives, UnidosUS
  • Peggy Bailey, Vice President for Housing and Income Security, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
  • Michael Neal, Senior Fellow, Urban Institute
  • Jim Parrott, Nonresident Fellow, Urban Institute
  • Janneke Ratcliffe, Vice President for Housing Finance Policy, Urban Institute


This event is available for in-person or virtual participation. Please be sure to register correctly. In-person check-in and lunch will begin at 12:30 p.m. We strive to host inclusive, accessible events that enable all individuals to engage fully. Please email [email protected] if you require any accommodations or have any questions about this event.


Date & Time Tuesday, March 12, 2024
Urban Institute 500 L'Enfant Plaza SW
Washington , DC , 20024
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Check-in and lunch at 12:30 p.m. EDT

Urban Institute Speakers
  • Senior Vice President, Research Management and Program Development
  • Senior Fellow
  • Nonresident Fellow
  • Vice President for Housing Finance Policy
    Interim Vice President for Metropolitan Housing and Communities Policy Center