The Reinvestment Fund (TRF) announces the appointment of a new Policy Advisory Board Member, Pamela Hughes Patenaude. The Policy Advisory Board, which includes renowned academics and practitioners, reviews TRF’s research methods and products and provides feedback and direction.
Pam Patenaude brings more than 25 years of experience in housing, community economic development, real estate, and public policy. Currently the director of housing policy at the Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC), Patenaude previously served as the executive vice president and founding executive director of the J. Ronald Terwilliger Center for Workforce Housing at the Urban Land Institute (ULI). During her tenure at ULI, she focused on developing solutions to address the critical shortage of affordable housing for middle-income wage earners.
Patenaude served as assistant secretary for community planning and development at the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) under President George W. Bush. As assistant secretary, she administered more than $8 billion in housing and community development funds to assist America’s communities. Patenaude also served as HUD’s assistant deputy secretary for field policy and management where she was responsible for the management and oversight of the department’s 70 field offices located in 10 regions across the country.
Previously, Patenaude served as the White House liaison for HUD and as state director and deputy chief of staff for Senator Bob Smith (NH), overseeing strategic planning and operations. She also served as vice president of Manor Homes Builders, Inc., a national award winning custom homebuilder, and on the Fannie Mae Affordable Housing Advisory Council. She began her career in housing with the New Hampshire Housing Finance Authority.
Patenaude is currently a member of the board of trustees of the National Housing Conference.
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TRF is a national leader in rebuilding America’s distressed towns and cities, through the innovative use of capital and information. TRF has invested over $1.3 billion in mid-Atlantic communities since 1985. A CDFI, TRF finances housing, community facilities, food access, commercial real estate and energy efficiency projects. It also provides public policy expertise by helping clients create actionable solutions and by sharing data and analysis via www.PolicyMap.com. To learn more about TRF, visit trfund.com. Follow us on Twitter @trfund or Facebook at facebook.com/TRFund.