by Blake Warenik, National Housing Conference and Center for Housing Policy
Yesterday marked the publication of the first of many (roughly) monthly columns in U.S. News & World Report by Center for Housing Policy Executive Director Jeffrey Lubell where he will write on the present and future of housing policy on U.S. News' The Home Front blog, edited by Meg Handley, who has covered the Center's work in the past.
In yesterday's piece, "Three Ways We Can Move Housing Policy Forward," Lubell briefly explores the reasons why—during an election where the economy was hands-down the key topic—was housing hardly mentioned despite its extreme importance to the economy. To elevate housing to top-tier national issue in the public consciousness, he writes that housing-conscious thinkers must work to connect housing to critical social goals, show housing as a universal issue and improve the strategies in place for meeting housing needs.
Read Jeff's piece at U.S. News & World Report.