Henry Cisneros was Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development during the Clinton Administration. He currently serves on the Executive Committee of the J. Ronald Terwilliger Foundation for Housing America’s Families.
States and local communities must also embrace permissive land-use policies that encourage alternative housing structures for seniors, such as accessory dwelling units, micro-units, and congregate homes. These policies can be a win-win for everyone — preserving the integrity of neighborhoods while expanding affordable housing options.
For generations of Americans, a safe and affordable home has been the foundation for economic success. For many, owning a home has been the key to their financial security and that of their children and grandchildren. We need ideas to fix the current mess.
President Donald Trump appointed Calabria to take the helm of the FHFA on December 12, 2018. The Senate then officially confirmed Calabria in April by a vote of 52 to 44 as head of the agency. Since then, Calabria has not been silent on his plan to reform the FHFA and the entities it oversees – Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.