Andrew Jakabovics is senior director for policy development and research at Enterprise Community Partners, a national nonprofit organization that creates opportunity for low- and moderate-income people through fit, affordable housing in diverse, thriving communities. Mr. Jakabovics oversees a team researching issues related to foreclosures and neighborhood stabilization, housing finance reform, affordability for renters and owners, and broader housing supply and demand concerns. Prior to joining Enterprise, he served as senior policy advisor to the assistant secretary for policy development and research at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, where he provided policy recommendations and analysis to the assistant secretary, secretary, and other senior staff both within HUD and across agencies. His primary focus was on housing finance reform, with a particular eye towards issues of access and affordability. In addition, he devoted attention to foreclosure prevention through improving opportunities for modifications and to mitigating foreclosure impacts on neighborhoods and communities. Prior to joining HUD, Mr. Jakabovics served as Associate Director for Housing and Economics at the Center for American Progress, where he authored some of the earliest policy responses to the foreclosure crisis, including proposals for mortgage restructuring, foreclosure mediation, and REO rental. Mr. Jakabovics has testified before Congress and has appeared frequently in the media, primarily for his research on the housing crisis and potential policy solutions.
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