Services in HUD-Assisted Housing

On April 29, 2021, HUD’s Office of Policy Development and Research will host a panel discussion on Services in HUD-Assisted Housing, including services offered through HUD’s Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) and Resident Opportunities and Self-Sufficiency (ROSS) programs. Shifting away from a sole focus on obtaining self-sufficiency, this event will look at how HUD programs can help families continue to have access to affordable housing and grow savings so that they can weather crises, reverse wealth building inequities, improve housing choices, and meet career and family goals, such as sending children to college. The discussion will move beyond looking at immediate employment impacts, identifying other valuable outcomes such as improvements in mental and physical health. We hope you will join our diverse group of expert panelists for this timely and important conversation.

Introductory Speaker

  • Todd Richardson, General Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Research

Update on U.S. Housing Market Conditions

  • Kevin Kane, Chief Housing Market Analyst, Economic Market Analysis Division

Discussion: Services in HUD-Assisted Housing

  • Peggy Bailey, Senior Advisor on Rental Assistance in HUD’s Office of the Secretary, Panel Moderator


  • Mary Howard, Chief Resident Services Officer, Chicago Housing Authority
  • Jeff Lubell, Principal Associate and Director of Housing and Community Initiatives, Abt Associates
  • Markita Morris-Louis, Chief Strategy Officer, Compass Working Capital
  • Akirah Pressley, Program Ambassador, Clarifi
  • Nandita Verma, Senior Associate, MDRC