Housing Affordability Webinar
Housing is one of the most pressing concerns in our region and across the country. Affordability is a barrier to immediate housing needs, while underproduction has led to long-term supply shortages.
Are there ways to ensure access to affordable housing for those who need it most? Should we reconsider ways that affordability is measured, such as the 30% rule and area median income? And, are states equipped with the financial tools to incentivize production for long-term affordability?
Join CSG East and our panel of regional leaders and experts for a dive into the details of how states can take action in 2024 to improve housing affordability. Register here.
Vice President for Housing and Income Security, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
Peggy Bailey is the Vice President for Housing and Income Security. She oversees the Center’s work to protect and expand access to affordable housing, improve states’ Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) and child support programs and expand employment opportunities to housing and cash assistance recipients.
Throughout her career, she has helped build connections between the housing community and health, nutrition, child welfare, and other systems of care, amid growing recognition that access to stable, affordable housing is a necessary foundation that enables people with low incomes to meet other basic needs and make progress toward achieving their hopes and dreams. Her housing policy expertise focuses on ways to expand access to rental assistance, improve and preserve public and multifamily affordable housing, advance eviction prevention and mitigation strategies, and help renters grow savings and credit histories. Bailey’s work is centered in identifying the ways racism and discrimination in housing policy have resulted in disinvestment in communities of color and created disparate outcomes for people in marginalized groups.
She first joined the Center in 2016 as the director of “Connecting the Dots: Bridging Systems for Better Health,” a Center initiative that identified opportunities to strengthen the link between housing and health policy. She then served as the Center’s VP for Housing Policy from 2019-2021.
Prior to rejoining the Center, Bailey served in the Biden/Harris Administration as the Senior Advisor on Rental Assistance to HUD Secretary Marcia L. Fudge. She also served as the Director of Health Systems Integration for the Corporation for Supportive Housing, where she focused on Medicaid expansion and finding sustainable funding sources for the services that people with histories of homelessness and chronic health conditions need to maintain their housing. She also worked for the National Alliance to End Homelessness, the Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, and the city of Rockwall, Texas.
Bailey holds a B.A. in Government from the University of Notre Dame, and a Master of Public Affairs from the University of Texas at Dallas.
Sen. Russell Huxtable
Delaware State Senate
Sen. Russell Huxtable represents the Sixth Senate District in Delaware, which includes Milton, Lewes, Rehoboth Beach, and Dewey Beach.
A graduate of Mount Pleasant High School, he earned a bachelor’s degree in political science and government from the University of Delaware. Throughout high school and college, Huxtable volunteered with the Appalachia Service Project, a home repair service ministry that operates in the Central Appalachia region.
After college, Huxtable spent two decades with local nonprofits committed to helping Delaware families find affordable housing, including stints as a self-help housing specialist at NCALL Research, director of homeownership programs at Interfaith Housing Alliance and most recently as vice president of the Milford Housing Development Corp. As a nationally recognized leader in affordable housing, he also has served as a member of the Delaware Governor’s Council on Housing and as a member of the Federal Home Loan Bank of Pittsburgh’s Affordable Housing Advisory Council.
Sen. Huxtable was elected to the Delaware Senate in 2022. He currently serves as chair of the Senate Agriculture Committee and vice chair of the Senate Environment, Energy and Transportation Committee.
Sen. Huxtable lives outside Lewes with his wife Courtney and their two children, both of whom attend school in the Cape Henlopen School District.
Rep. Geoff Luxenberg
Connecticut House of Representatives
Geoff Luxenberg represents the 12th House District in the Connecticut House of Representatives, where he proudly represents Manchester. He is a current member of the Appropriations, General Law and Judiciary Committees.
Geoff previously served in the Connecticut General Assembly from 2011 – 2015.
In 2013, and in 2019, Geoff began addressing the issue of crumbling foundations after seeing its effect on the Manchester community, so he founded the bipartisan crumbling concrete caucus to work on the issue. The Caucus has already implemented four out of the five installments of $20 Million for the Crumbling Foundations Assistance Fund.
Geoff is the proud husband to his wife Jessica, and father to his kids, Mack, Zamira and Zoey.