Thursday, October 12th, 2023 | 1:10 pm

Thursday, October 12th, 2023 | 1:10 pm

Housing Production for Homeownership

1:10 pm to 2:10 pm
Included with registration
The price of ownership housing has skyrocketed, locking many first-time homebuyers out of the market. This expert panel will discuss solutions in policy and practice to expand the availability of products for homeownership.
Presented By


Nicholas Julian

Senior Program Manager, Land Use at National Association of Home Builders


Nicholas Julian is the Senior Program Manager, Land Use at the National Association of Home Builders, representing the largest the largest network of craftsmen, innovators and problem solvers dedicated to building and enriching communities.  Mr. Julian manages NAHB’s Land Use program, acting as a primary contact for all things land use, land development and housing affordability.  His experience involves education and advocacy related to the connections between land use policy, housing supply and housing costs. Mr. Julian has a background in development finance and community development and holds a Master’s of City and Regional Planning from the Ohio State University.

Ed Pinto, J.D.

Senior Fellow and Director, American Enterprise Institute Housing Center


Edward J. Pinto is a senior fellow and codirector of the AEI Housing Center at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI). A focus of his work continues to be the role of federal housing policy in the 2008 mortgage and financial crisis and how federal housing policy continues to create unwelcome distortions in the housing markets. More recently his research has focused on using light touch density to increase the supply of naturally affordable and inclusionary housing.

Along with AEI Resident Scholar Stephen Oliner, Mr. Pinto created the Wealth Building Home Mortgage, a new approach to home finance designed to provide a more reliable and effective way of building wealth than is available under existing policies. This mortgage allows home buyers to maintain a buying power similar to a 30-year loan. It is aimed at a broad range of homebuyers, including low-income, minority, and first-time buyers.

Before joining AEI, Mr. Pinto was an executive vice president and chief credit officer for Fannie Mae until the late 1980s. Today, he is frequently interviewed on radio and television and often testifies before Congress. His writings have been published in trade publications and the popular press, including in the American Banker, The Hill, RealClearPolitics, and The Wall Street Journal. In addition, as the director of the AEI Housing Center, he oversees the monthly publication of the AEI Housing Market Indicators, which has replaced AEI’s monthly Housing Risk Watch and AEI’s FHA Watch.

Mr. Pinto has a JD from Indiana University Maurer School of Law and a BA from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Priya Jayachandran

CEO, National Housing Trust


Since early 2018 Priya Jayachandran has led National Housing Trust (NHT). NHT is committed to the preservation of home, opportunity, and dignity through affordable housing. In her role as CEO, Priya leads NHT’s engagement in public policy, lending and energy sustainability.

Priya previously led Housing Development at Volunteers of America (VOA). In her role, she managed the strategic direction, acquisition, and development of rental housing for VOA. Priya served in the Obama Administration at the Department of Housing and Urban Development from 2014 until 2017, as Senior Policy Advisor, Director of the front office of Multifamily Housing, and ultimately as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Multifamily Housing Programs.

Before joining HUD, Priya spent more than 15 years in community development real estate banking in New York and Washington, DC. She led client teams delivering debt and tax credit equity for affordable housing and charter schools during that time. Under Priya’s leadership, the Mid-Atlantic market at both Citi and Bank of America were the top production offices in the country. Priya is a recognized industry expert on affordable finance deal structuring. Priya has also worked as a consultant to women’s microcredit organizations in La Paz, Bolivia; at Credit Suisse as an investment banking analyst; and at California State Treasurer Kathleen Brown as a Capital Fellow. Priya earned her B.A. from the University of California and her MPA from the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs.

Adam Zaranko

Executive Director, Albany County Land Bank Corporation


Adam Zaranko is President of the New York Land Bank Association and the Executive Director of the Albany County Land Bank Corporation, a non-profit organization committed to revitalizing neighborhoods and strengthening communities through the reclamation of tax foreclosed, vacant or abandoned real estate. Prior to joining the Land Bank, Mr. Zaranko worked for the City of New York and served under two mayoral administrations in a variety of capacities, most recently as a Senior Policy Advisor in the Mayor’s Office. Adam has over 16 years of experience in public policy, economic and community development, strategic planning and asset management and holds a Master’s degree in Urban Planning from Columbia University, a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Design from SUNY Buffalo and an Associate’s degree in Civil Engineering Technology from Hudson Valley Community College.

Mike Signer

North America Policy Director, Airbnb


In 2022, Mike became North America Policy Director for Airbnb, the publicly-traded travel and hospitality technology company whose community includes millions of guests and hosts around the world. He oversees a team of dozens of skilled public policy professionals representing the interests of Airbnb and thousands of guests and hosts in just as many markets across the United States and Canada. Mike spearheads the company’s work on issues from economic empowerment, housing affordability, and trust and safety. He holds a J.D. from the University of Virginia, a Ph.D. in political science from U.C., Berkeley, and graduated magna cum laude from Princeton University.