Podcast: ULI’s Christopher Ptomey on Affordable Housing

The new head of the Terwilliger Center for Housing discusses the organization's efforts to lower the barriers to building multifamily units for low- and moderate-income families.
Christopher Ptomey, Executive Director of ULI’s Terwilliger Center for Housing

Christopher Ptomey is the executive director of the Urban Land Institute’s Terwilliger Center for Housing and was previously senior director of government relations for Habitat for Humanity International. MHN spoke with him about how the center is working to advance policies that encourage the production of new affordable units and helping the private sector bridge the gap between housing’s haves and have-nots. 

According to Ptomey, there is a misconception that, since the residential mortgage crisis that precipitated the last downturn is largely resolved, there is no longer a housing crisis. In fact, he said, most of the country has an undersupply of housing that is affordable to most.