Ethan Handelman

Ethan directs NHC's policy and advocacy agenda focused on stemming the foreclosure crisis, strengthening the nation's housing finance system, improving the coordination of housing, transportation and energy policy and assisting low- and moderate-income families through a stronger, balanced housing policy. Ethan joined NHC in March 2011 after leading the advisory practice at Recap Real Estate Advisors, assisting public- and private-sector clients to understand and shape the affordable housing financial and policy environment. While at Recap, Ethan authored "Government Sponsored Enterprises and Multifamily Housing Finance: Refocusing on Core Functions," commissioned by NHC. Other recent projects included redesign of LIHTC QAPs for multiple states, development of a rental subsidy and soft debt production program for the Republic of Ireland, and analysis and transaction work on hundreds of multifamily affordable properties nationwide. Ethan received his MA in International Relations from Harvard University and holds a BA in Political Science from University of Michigan.

National Housing Conference
Vice President, Policy and Advocacy