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FHFA Announces Inaugural Members of Federal Advisory Committee on Affordable, Equitable, and Sustainable Housing

Diverse 20-member committee will advise Director on housing needs and housing finance policies
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Washington, D.C. – The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) today announced the inaugural members of its Advisory Committee on Affordable, Equitable, and Sustainable Housing. The Committee will provide non-binding advice to FHFA on how its regulated entities (Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and the Federal Home Loan Banks) can best serve as a reliable and responsible source of liquidity and funding for housing finance and community investment, including both single-family and multifamily housing.

“I thank the Committee members for their willingness to share their deep housing expertise with FHFA,” said Director Sandra L. Thompson. “The wide-ranging factors driving the Nation’s housing affordability challenges will be best identified and addressed with perspectives anchored in on-the-ground experience.”

FHFA publicly sought representatives from various fields to focus on an array of housing topics, including fair housing, tenant advocacy, single-family and multifamily lending and servicing, affordable housing development, capital markets, and technology.

Each Committee meeting will better inform FHFA's policy development, rulemaking, and community and public engagement functions as described in the Committee’s charter. The Committee is advisory in nature with members serving a term of two years. The Committee will convene for its first meeting this fall.

Advisory Committee on Affordable, Equitable, and Sustainable Housing:

  • Laura Arce, Senior Vice President, Economic Initiatives, UnidosUS
  • Nikitra Bailey, Executive Vice President, National Fair Housing Alliance
  • David N. Castillo, CEO, Native Community Capital
  • Ozaa EchoMaker, Leader/Organizer, Bozeman Tenants United
  • Ofo Ezeugwu, CEO & Founder, (WhoseYourLandlord)
  • Lisa Gomez, CEO, L+M Development Partners LLC
  • Tiena Johnson Hall, Executive Director, California Housing Finance Agency
  • Alexis Iwanisziw, Senior Vice President, Policy and Communications, Inclusiv
  • Lark Mallory, President & CEO, Affordable Housing Trust Columbus/Franklin County
  • Michael Newman, General Counsel, Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety
  • Pamela Patenaude, Principal, Granite Housing Strategies LLC
  • Sosseh Prom, National Housing Justice Director, African Communities Together
  • Janneke Ratcliffe, Vice President, Housing Finance Policy Center, Urban Institute
  • Paula Reeves, President, Affordable Housing Division, Land Home Financial
  • Sipho Simela, Founder/CEO, Matrix Rental Solutions
  • Debra W. Still, Vice Chair, Pulte Financial Services
  • Sheri Thompson, Executive Vice President, Head of Affordable Housing, Walker & Dunlop
  • Eileen Tu, Vice President, Mortgage Policy and Credit Development, Rocket Mortgage
  • John Wiechmann, President/CEO, Midwest Housing Equity Group, Inc.
  • Stacie Young, President and CEO, Community Investment Corporation

Visit FHFA’s website for more information about the Agency’s Advisory Committee on Affordable, Equitable, and Sustainable Housing.


The Federal Housing Finance Agency regulates Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and the 11 Federal Home Loan Banks.  These government-sponsored enterprises provide more than $8.4 trillion in funding for the U.S. mortgage markets and financial institutions.  Additional information is available at, on Twitter @FHFAYouTubeFacebook, and LinkedIn.

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