July 25,2017

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Hatch to Convene Hearing on Increasing Access to Affordable Housing

WASHINGTONSenate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) will convene a hearing on Tuesday, August 1, 2017, to examine the difficulties and solutions to increasing access to affordable housing in America. The hearing, “America’s Affordable Housing Crisis: Challenges and Solutions,” will take place at 10 a.m. in Room 215 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building.

“By bringing in experts in urban policy and housing, this hearing is an opportunity to learn more about what can be done to increase access to affordable housing,” Hatch said. “It will highlight challenges, as well as ways to encourage investment in our communities to give individuals and families with limited means the chance to find affordable housing.”

The following witnesses are scheduled to testify:

  • Mr. Daniel Garcia-Diaz, Director, Financial Markets and Community Investment, United States Government Accountability Office, Washington, D.C.;

  • Mr. Grant S. Whitaker, President, National Council of State Housing Agencies, Washington, D.C.;

  • The Honorable Katherine M. O’Regan, PhD, Professor of Public Policy and Planning; Faculty Director, Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy, Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, New York University, New York, NY;

  • Mr. Kirk McClure, PhD, Professor, Urban Planning Program, School of Public Policy and Administration, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS; and

  • Mr. Granger MacDonald, Chairman of the Board of Directors, National Association of Home Builders, Washington, D.C.

Who:     Senate Finance Committee
What:    Hearing on America's Affordable Housing Crisis: Challenges and Solutions
Where:  215 Dirksen Senate Office Building; Washington, D.C. 20510
When:   Tuesday, August 1, 2017 at 10 a.m.

For media inquiries and additional information, including webcast and testimony details, please visit: http://finance.senate.gov/hearings.