Bipartisan Housing Commision to Release Recommendations for Future U.S. Housing Policy




February 22 2013



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:

Joseph Rendeiro
jrendeiro@nclr.org
(202) 776-1566

Commission Co-chairs Former Senate Majority Leader George Mitchell, Former HUD Secretary Henry Cisneros and Former Senators Mel Martinez and Kit Bond to Speak and Take Questions

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Bipartisan Policy Center’s (BPC) Housing Commission will release Housing America’s Future: New Directions for National Policy, a report that contains a series of ground-breaking recommendations to help set a new direction for federal housing policy. Subjects covered in the report include a new system for housing finance, affordable rental housing, rural housing, and the key demographic changes that will present unique challenges and opportunities for our nation’s housing system. The report will be released on Monday, February 25, 2013 at 11:00AM at the Newseum in Washington, D.C.

The Commission’s co-chairs - former Senate Majority Leader George J. Mitchell; former Senator and HUD Secretary Mel Martinez; former HUD Secretary and Mayor of San Antonio Henry G. Cisneros; and former Senator and Governor of Missouri Christopher S. “Kit” Bond - will unveil the report’s recommendations and take questions.

The report is the culmination of a 16-month process that engaged the broad spectrum of America’s housing community. The Commission held numerous roundtable discussions, convened several regional housing forums, commissioned expert research, and hosted a blog that engaged the views of housing providers and practitioners from across the country. To learn more about BPC’s Housing Commission, click here.

MEDIA ADVISORY

WHAT:           Release of Housing America’s Future: New Directions for National Policy

WHO:            BPC Housing Commission Co-Chairs:
                       Senate Majority Leader George Mitchell
                       Senator and Secretary Mel Martinez
                       Secretary Henry G. Cisneros
                       Senator Christopher S. "Kit" Bond


WHEN:          Monday, February 25, 2013
                       Press conference begins at 11:00AM

WHERE:       The Newseum Knight Conference Center
                       555 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, 7th Floor (Use the 6th Street NW entrance)
                       Washington, D.C. 20001

TO COVER: Members of the press wishing to attend, please RSVP to press@bipartisanpolicy.org. Registration is required and press set up begins at 10:30AM on February 25th.

If you are interested in scheduling interviews with any of the Commissioners, please contact Ashley Berrang at (202) 637-1456 or aberrang@bipartisanpolicy.org.

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Issues:
Geography:California, Far West, Midwest, Northeast, Southeast, Texas