On Monday morning, the Bipartisan Policy Center will kick off its 2014 Housing Summit in Washington, D.C.

The two-day event will feature leading housing policy and economic experts from around the country. The agenda can be viewed here.

HousingWire is the exclusive trade media partner for the Bipartisan Policy Center during the event. HousingWire staff will be providing up-to-the-minute coverage.

Highlights for the event include:

Secretary Julián Castro, who was recently sworn in as Housing & Urban Development Secretary, will outline his vision and priorities for the department on Tuesday afternoon.

Newt Gingrich will provide a keynote address on the economy on Tuesday morning.

Office of Management and Budget Director Shaun Donovan, a former HUD Secretary, will be honored at the event, following election analysis and political commentary by James Carville and Mary Matalin on Monday evening.

Former Congressman Rick Lazio will moderate a conversation on Monday afternoon with an unprecedented number of former HUD Secretaries on one panel – Henry Cisneros, Carla Hills, Alphonso Jackson, Mel Martinez and Steve Preston – who will reflect on their experiences leading the department and share their insights on how to respond to the major challenges facing the housing sector today.