Housing Reform Commission Will Unveil Proposals Soon

A bipartisan housing commission is slated to release its recommendations soon for reforming the housing finance system and meeting the housing needs of America’s diverse society.

The commission is being sponsored by the Bipartisan Policy Center co-founded by former Sen. George Mitchell.

The commission co-chairs are former Sen. Mel Martinez, former HUD secretary Henry Cisneros, former Sen. Christopher Bond and Mitchell.

The release of the commission’s report is scheduled for Feb. 25 at the Newseum in Washington.

“The housing commission’s work will involve a constructive, evidence-based analysis of the effectiveness of the full range of current federal support to housing, including the impact of appropriations, guarantees, regulations and tax expenditures, according to the Bipartisan Policy Center.

The formation of the commission was first announced in October 2011.