Rob Couch Appointed to Bipartisan Policy Center’s Housing Commission

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Birmingham News

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings Counsel Rob Couch was appointed by the Bipartisan Policy Center to serve on its Housing Commission. The Commission is charged with creating “realistic and actionable policy recommendations” with bipartisan appeal that offer solutions to the nation’s suffering housing sector, a crucial element of the economy. The Commission will host regional forums across the country, actively seeking public input as well as expert advice from industry leaders. In addition, the Commission will conduct a review of the effectiveness of the current housing systems as well as the federal government’s role therein. The commission will need to consider the consequences of the current policies in conjunction with the future housing needs of a growing population. Former U.S. Senator and U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Mel Martinez explained that “we face new challenges for which we need a thoughtful and well-reasoned plan…This group of commissioners is positioned to do just that.”

Rob Couch previously served as General Counsel of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), President of the Government National Mortgage Association (Ginnie Mae), former Chairman and member of the Board of Directors of the Mortgage Bankers Association of America, as well as the President of the Mortgage Bankers Association of Alabama. Couch has testified before congress on numerous housing and banking issues. Couch’s government acumen coupled with his wealth of private sector skills uniquely positions him to be a highly effective and invaluable member of the BPC Housing Commission.

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