Tag: interview

We’re All Enforcing “Separate But Unequal” Schools—An Interview With Nikole Hannah-Jones,...

Shelterforce spoke with MacArthur Foundation "Genius Award" recipient Nikole Hannah-Jones about her research into the persistence of racial segregation, and how without government intervention, average Americans have done an excellent job of enforcing "separate but unequal" schools.

Interview: Assistant Secretary for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity John Trasviña

The Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity is dealing with an evolving set of discrimination challenges facing families, changes in the very definition of "family," and the political realities of the 112th Congress. Trasviña is no stranger to this balancing act.

Shelterforce Interview: Raphael Bostic, HUD Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and...

Bostic, now in his second turn at HUD, is known for his extensive work analyzing the roles that credit markets, financing, and policy play in furthering economic access for all.

Shelterforce Interview: Mercedes Márquez

HUD Assistant Secretary of Community Planning and Development Mercedes Márquez spoke with Shelterforce about NSP, technical assistance, and the importance of leveraging resources.

Shelterforce Interview: Sandra Henriquez

HUD Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing Sandra Henriquez spoke with Shelterforce to discuss the administration’s Preservation, Enhancement, and Transformation of Rental Assistance initiative and address some of the concerns regarding PETRA’s push to allow public housing authorities to leverage private investments. 

Interview with Xavier de Souza Briggs, Associate Director for General Government...

Xavier de Souza Briggs, Associate Director for General Government Programs at the White House Office of Management and Budget has a portfolio that includes HUD, Treasury, Commerce, Justice, Transportation, and Homeland Security departments, as well as the U.S. Postal Service and Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. All of these make a direct and profound impact in the community development world.

The Housing Policy We Need: An Interview with Mayor Thomas Menino...

Thomas M. Menino, now serving his third term as mayor of Boston, became president of the U.S. Conference of Mayors in May and quickly...

Common Ground: an interview with Rosanne Haggerty of Common Ground Commnity

Rosanne Haggerty was on vacation in Ireland not long ago when she decided to see how that country addresses the housing needs of its...

Cushing Dolbeare, Interview by Winton Pitcoff

After 50 years working as an advocate for low-income housing, Cushing Dolbeare says she is finally committed to working on just housing for a...

George Knight

After nearly 25 years with Neighborhood Reinvestment Corporation (NRC), and ten years as its executive director, George Knight is leaving NRC this September. Knight...

Sustaining Community Power

Growing up in Cleveland, Greg Watson says he "intuitively knew" early on that environmental issues were important, and at Tufts University in the late...

Andrew Cuomo

Perhaps the most well-known secretary since HUD's inception, Secretary Cuomo has made much of his efforts to rebuild HUD and restore Congressional and public faith in the department. A year into Cuomo's term, Congress and the media are slowly beginning to show signs of acknowledging that housing and urban development issues are worth at least a small degree of attention.

Congressman Rick Lazio on H.R. 2

Rick Lazio (R-Long Island, NY) was first elected to Congress in 1992. He currently serves as the chairman of the House Banking Subcommittee on...

An Interview with Helen Dunlap

In September, Helen Dunlap was appointed president of the National Low Income Housing Coalition. She most recently served as HUD's deputy assistant secretary for...

An Interview with Wendy R. Sherman

Wendy R. Sherman was recently appointed President and CEO of the Fannie Mae Foundation, as part of a significant expansion and restructuring that will...

Shelterforce Interview: Bill Apgar

William C. Apgar, Jr. is Executive Director of Harvard's Joint Center for Housing Studies and a Lecturer in Public Policy at Harvard's JFK School...

Interview with Roberta Achtenberg, Assistant Secretary for Fair Housing and Equal...

Roberta Achtenberg, former Assistant Secretary for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity, came to Washington from San Francisco, where she had been an elected member...

Jerry E. Abramson, Louisville Kentucky’s Progressive Mayor on Housing and Community...

Housing is a serious issue in Louisville, Kentucky. Last October was Affordable Housing Month, a month sponsored by the Metropolitan Housing Coalition (MHC) that...

Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing

Joseph ShuldinerAssistant Secretary for Public and Indian HousingPrior to coming to HUD, Joseph Shuldiner was executive director of the Los Angeles Housing Authority (1990-93)...

HUD Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development

Andrew Cuomo HUD Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and DevelopmentAndrew Cuomo, HUD Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development, served as founder and president of...