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Ex-Obama Housing Adviser Joins Bipartisan Policy Center

Michael Stegman

Michael Stegman

Former White House housing policy adviser Michael Stegman has joined the Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) [1] as a fellow for housing policy, according to an announcement from the BPC.

In March 2016, Stegman completed a temporary 10-month detail [2]as the National Economic Council’s top housing policy adviser in the White House for the Obama Administration. Prior to his service with the NEC, Stegman worked for four years as the Counselor to the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Treasury for Housing Finance Policy. During his four years with Treasury, he played a key role coordinating Treasury's activities relating to the development of housing finance policy. Two areas in which his efforts were concentrated where expanding credit access for mortgages and GSE reform.

In addition to his positions with the NEC and Treasury, Stegman’s distinguished housing policy career includes serving as Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Research at HUD and serving as a member of the Welfare Reform Working Group during the Clinton Administration.

“The country continues to struggle to meet the housing needs of all Americans,” said BPC Housing Commission Co-chair and former HUD Secretary Henry Cisneros. “I have tremendous respect for Mike Stegman's expertise, analytical skills, and dedication to the public interest. His position at the Bipartisan Policy Center will allow the nation to continue to benefit from his impressive experience.”

“His position at the Bipartisan Policy Center will allow the nation to continue to benefit from his impressive experience.”

Henry Cisneros, BPC Housing Commission Co-Chair

Before joining Treasury, Stegman was the MacRae Professor of Public Policy, Planning, and Business at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the Chairman of the Department at Public Policy and founding director of the Center for Community Capitalism. He is a distinguished professor emeritus with UNC Chapel Hill. The topics on which Stegman has extensively written include housing and urban policy, community development, financial services for the poor, and asset development policies. He has a BA from Brooklyn College, City University of New York, and both a Masters and PhD in city planning from the University of Pennsylvania.

“We are excited to have Mike join the BPC as a fellow,” said BPC President Jason Grumet. “BPC’s Housing Commission was instrumental in moving the housing finance reform debate forward as well as shining a light on the need for affordable housing. Mike’s deep experience and knowledge will be crucial to building on the Commission’s work.”