How are Policymakers Improving Access to Lower-cost Homes? – 4/16/24

April 19, 2024 | 10:00am - 11:30am

Venue : Hybrid

Join housing experts from The Pew Charitable Trusts to discuss their latest research on policy changes that are improving housing supply and affordability.

The discussion will examine how policymakers across the country are effectively addressing housing shortages, soaring costs, and limited access to financing. In particular, the event will cover multiple topics at the heart of current housing policy debates, including rents and effects on housing costs, public opinion, homelessness, parking, accessory dwelling units and manufactured housing.


Linlin LiangLinlin Liang is a principal associate with Pew’s housing policy initiative, providing analysis and research on alternative financial arrangements used to purchase manufactured homes and other low-cost forms of housing. Before coming to Pew, Liang worked for Grameen America to expand access to credit for low-income entrepreneurs and launched Bank On Suncoast’s coalition with United Way Suncoast to connect underserved communities with safe and affordable banking products. Liang holds a bachelor’s degree in advertising from Xiamen University and a master’s in media and information from Michigan State University.


Rachel SiegelRachel Siegel is a senior officer with Pew’s housing policy initiative, conducting original research and analysis on the availability, safety, and affordability of mortgages and on alternative financial arrangements for purchasing manufactured homes and other low-cost forms of housing. She also represented Pew on the Federal Reserve’s Faster Payments Task Force. Before coming to Pew, Siegel worked for Santander Bank and Century Bank, and interned at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. She holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Vermont and a master’s in economics from Boston University.