Harold Simon & Matthew Brian Hersh

Harold Simon is executive director of the National Housing Institute

Matthew Brian Hersh is senior editor at _Shelterforce_

ARTICLES IN SHELTERFORCE since jan 08

  • Shelterforce Interview: Raphael Bostic, HUD Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Research

    Bostic, now in his second turn at HUD, is known for his extensive work analyzing the roles that credit markets, financing, and policy play in furthering economic access for all.

  • Shelterforce Interview: Sandra Henriquez

    HUD Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing Sandra Henriquez spoke with Shelterforce to discuss the administration’s Preservation, Enhancement, and Transformation of Rental Assistance initiative and address some of the concerns regarding PETRA’s push to allow public housing authorities to leverage private investments. 

  • The Barney Frank Challenge

    Barney Frank, the Massachusetts Democrat and chairman of the house Financial Services Committee, sits down with Shelterforce to discuss consumer protection, the future of Fannie and Freddie, the role of FHA, and rental housing and offers a challenge to advocates looking to effect change on the federal level.

  • Shelterforce Interview: HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan

    Plucked from New York City’s Department of Housing Preservation & Development, Shaun Donovan is leading the effort to make the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development into a relevant, powerful agency.

  • Shelterforce Interview: Xavier de Souza Briggs

    Xavier de Souza Briggs, Associate Director for General Government Programs at the White House Office of Management and Budget has a portfolio that includes HUD, Treasury, Commerce, Justice, Transportation, and Homeland Security departments, as well as the U.S. Postal Service and Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. All of these make a direct and profound impact in the community development world.