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Challenges and Policy Responses to the Affordable Single-Family Housing Supply Problem

Today’s housing supply problem is one of the biggest threats looming over the future of homeownership. A lack of new construction, in combination with rising interest rates, racial disparities in homeownership rates, and climate change, have all compounded to create an evolving housing crisis. How can first-time homebuyers gain and sustain access to the existing housing stock, a traditional yet overlooked source of affordable homeownership? 

The Urban Institute and NCST (National Community Stabilization Trust) invite you to an event that will highlight the impact of those challenges on households and communities and explore solutions for change. 


Welcome Remarks: 

  • Janneke Ratcliffe, Vice President for Housing Finance Policy, Urban Institute
  • Christopher Tyson, President, NCST
  • Stacy Spann, Head of Housing Access & Affordability, Wells Fargo Foundation



  • Laurie Goodman, Institute Fellow, Urban Institute


Local Perspectives and Solutions

  • Marcos Morales, Executive Director, Hogar Hispano Inc.
  • Sasha-Gaye Angus, President and CEO, MANNA Inc.
  • Anthony Simpkins, President and CEO, Neighborhood Housing Services of Chicago Inc.
  • Elisabeth Coats, Director of Homeownership Alliance, NCST (moderator)



  • Julia Gordon, Assistant Secretary for Housing and Federal Housing Commissioner, US Department of Housing and Urban Development


Policy Reforms to Increase Affordable Supply

  • Laura Arce, Senior Vice President for Economic Initiatives, UnidosUS
  • Matthew Josephs, Senior Vice President for Policy, Local Initiatives Support Corporation 
  • David Sanchez, Special Policy Advisor, Federal Housing Administration, US Department of Housing and Urban Development
  • Michael Neal, Equity Scholar and Principal Research Associate, Urban Institute (moderator)


The State of REO and Distressed or Defaulted Mortgaged Properties

  • Molly Boesel, Principal Economist, CoreLogic
  • Melissa Bussey, Executive Principal, Client Relations, Xome
  • Matthew Martin, Senior Vice President for Subservicer Oversight, Lakeview Loan Servicing
  • Marlene Robinson, Senior Program Adviser, Asset Sales Office, US Department of Housing and Urban Development
  • Carlos Alcazar, Chief Operating Officer, NCST (moderator)


This event is available for in-person or virtual participation. Please be sure to register correctly. In-person check-in and breakfast will begin at 9:00 a.m. A networking reception will follow the event. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination, including one booster shot, is required to attend this event in person. Please be prepared to show proof of your vaccinations upon arrival. Masking may be required. 

Support for this event is provided by NCST (National Community Stabilization Trust), which received funding from Wells Fargo Foundation and City National Bank. For more on Urban’s funding policies, go to 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.


NEXT10: The Future of Home 

The Housing Finance Policy Center’s 10th Anniversary Series

The Urban Institute’s Housing Finance Policy Center (HFPC) was founded a decade ago with a mission to educate policymakers, system actors, and the public about how the housing finance system could better serve families, households, and communities, particularly those historically disadvantaged by that very system. Today’s challenges demand even more from HFPC’s unique capacities, and HFPC is pleased to announce the launch of NEXT10: The Future of Home, a series of high-priority initiatives and events aimed at solving today’s critical issues.

HFPC’s NEXT10 series will bring together leaders and collaborators from a wide array of sectors to explore promising ideas and bold solutions for the US housing finance system, to build important partnerships, and to inspire transformative action. These events will help inform the framework for the NEXT10 research agenda, comprising new research on today’s urgent challenges, alongside the foundational work needed to develop an evidence base for future work on emerging issues that have the potential to dominate the US housing finance system in the years to come. 

Date & Time Tuesday, November 14, 2023
Urban Institute 500 L'Enfant Plaza SW
Washington , DC , 20024
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Urban Institute Speakers
  • Vice President for Housing Finance Policy
    Interim Vice President for Metropolitan Housing and Communities Policy Center
  • Institute Fellow
  • Senior Fellow