Philadelphia, May 8, 2017 – Reinvestment Fund today applauded the nomination of Pamela Patenaude to be Deputy Secretary of Housing and Urban Development. Ms. Patenaude is the President of the J. Ronald Terwilliger Foundation for Housing America’s Families, a national nonprofit education and research organization dedicated to illuminating the affordable housing crisis in America. She has served as a member of Reinvestment Fund’s Policy Advisory Board since 2014.
“Reinvestment Fund has benefited from Pam’s extensive knowledge of housing and the related issues including affordability and fairness as we have worked to craft policy solutions for cities and regions across the country,” shared Donald Hinkle-Brown, President and CEO of Reinvestment Fund. “Her depth of experience and ability to work across the aisle will be a considerable asset to HUD and the administration.”
As part of Reinvestment Fund’s 11-member Policy Advisory Board, Ms. Patenaude offers feedback and direction regarding our research and analysis methods as well as products. The advisory board includes renowned academics and practitioners with various areas of expertise.
Prior to co-cofounding the J. Ronald Terwilliger Foundation for America’s Families, Ms. Patenaude served as director of housing policy for the Bipartisan Policy Center, executive vice president of the Urban Land Institute, and as founding executive director of the ULI Terwilliger Center for Workforce Housing. Previously Ms. Patenaude served as assistant deputy secretary for field policy and management at the US Department of Housing and Urban Development and as HUD’s assistant secretary for community, planning and development.
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