Challenges & 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)