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Vermont lawmakers hear about changes needed to housing system

Posted May 2, 2013

By Leslie Black-Plumeau. Reposted from Housing Matters, May 1, 2013.

“National housing expert Nan Roman of the Bipartisan Policy Center told members of the Vermont House General, Housing & Military Affairs Committee today what it will take to strengthen the national mortgage finance system while creating a stable and strong housing market and better meeting the needs of the nation’s most vulnerable residents.

Ms. Roman described the Center’s newly released report, Housing America’s Future: New Directions for National Policy, which recommends a myriad of changes to federal housing support levels and the delivery mechanisms through which it is provided.

Expanding the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit by 50 percent over current levels to increase housing supply and targeting a reformed Housing Choice Voucher program to the most vulnerable households are also among the Center’s recommendations.

In addition to being a commissioner on the Bipartisan Policy Center’s Housing Commission, Ms. Roman is Executive Director of the National Alliance to End Homelessness.”


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Bipartisan Policy Center Report on Housing to be Presented by National Housing Expert to Joint Legislative Committees

Posted April 30, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Tuesday, April 30. Contact: Nancy Eldridge, Executive Director, Cathedral Square Corporation, 802-863-2224; 

“On Wednesday, May 1, Nan Roman, a member of the Bipartisan Policy Center’s Housing Commission, will present the findings of a recently issued report, Housing America’s Future: New Directions for National Policy, to legislators in a joint House and Senate hearing at 9:30 a.m. in Room 11 at the Vermont State House.

Jennifer Hollar, Deputy Commissioner of the Vermont Department of Housing & Community Development said, ‘We are honored to welcome Nan Roman to Vermont. The report’s balanced recommendations, with input from Vermont housing leaders, aim to move national policy forward to the benefit of our citizens. A number of the Commission’s recommendations validate successful Vermont housing programs that are serving seniors, renters and homeowners.'”

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View PDF of BPC visit Background Materials for Legislators

To RSVP to the hearing, please contact Joanne Choiniere at


May 1 – Joint House & Senate Hearing with Nan Roman

Posted April 16, 2013

Nan Roman, the Commissioner of the Bipartisan Policy Center Housing Commission and the President and CEO of the National Alliance to End Homelessness, will be presenting at a joint House and Senate Hearing at the Vermont State House on May 1, 2013.

The meeting will be held from 9:30am – 10:30am, followed by a press conference at 11:00am in the Cedar Creek Room.

The Bipartisan Policy Center’s report Housing America’s Future: New Directions for National Policy offers key recommendations for federal housing policy and national housing reform.

View BPC Flyer

Link to Full Summary of Commission Report
Link to Executive Summary of Commission Report

View PowerPoint of Bipartisan Policy Center Report, which provides background on the formation of the Commission and outlines their plans.