Symposium on Evolution of HUD Policies and Treatment of Race and Poverty

HUD’s Office of Policy Development and Research will hold a symposium exploring how HUD policies have evolved over its 50-year history. Topics will include HUD's treatment of race and poverty; the rise, fall, and rebirth of cities; the relationship between housing policy and demographic change; how HUD's work serves vulnerable populations; and how HUD will approach these issues in the future.

The symposium will take place from 2:00-4:30 pm ET on Tuesday, January 12 in the Brooke-Mondale Auditorium at HUD Headquarters, 451 Seventh St. SW, Washington, DC and also will be available via live webcast.

The first panel will be on The Evolution of HUD's Policies and Programs. Panelists are:

  • Erika Poethig, Institute Fellow and Director of Urban Policy Initiatives at the Urban Institute
  • Raphael Bostic, Judith and John Bedrosian Chair in Governance and the Public Enterprise at the University of Southern California's Price School of Public Policy
  • Ingrid Gould Ellen, Paulette Goddard Professor of Urban Policy and Planning at New York University’s (NYU) Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service and Faculty Director of the NYU Furman Center
  • Margery Turner, Senior Vice President for Program Planning and Management at the Urban Institute

Panel two will be at A Look at HUD's Future Direction, featuring:

  • Katherine O'Regan, HUD Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Research
  • Lourdes M. Castro Ramirez, HUD Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing
  • Edward L. Golding, HUD Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Housing – FHA Commissioner
  • Harriet Tregoning, HUD Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development
  • Gustavo Velasquez, HUD Assistant Secretary for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity

Register for the symposium at