FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 20, 2023
Washington, D.C. – The Housing Policy Council (HPC) is pleased to announce that Matt Douglas has been promoted to the position of Senior Vice President for Mortgage Policy. Matt leads HPC’s policy engagements related to mortgage servicing and origination. Over the past three years, Matt has been instrumental in advancing HPC’s work with government agencies and regulators on a wide variety of critical issues, with a particular focus on COVID and post-COVID loss mitigation, appraisal reform, and efforts to expand access to credit for traditionally underserved communities.
“HPC benefits from Matt’s exceptional housing finance knowledge and keen understanding of how ideas are turned into federal policy,” said HPC President Ed DeMarco. “He has strong relationships with an extensive set of housing stakeholders, with whom he collaborates regularly to enhance HPC’s policy work, and has established excellent lines of communication with government agency and regulatory officials. As a result, Matt’s contribution to the policy dialogue in Washington DC is invaluable to HPC’s mission to improve the housing finance system on behalf of our members.”
Before joining HPC, Matt was an Assistant Program Manager in the Office of Housing and Community Investment at the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), overseeing the policies related to the Duty to Serve affordable housing program. Prior to that, Matt worked in policy development roles on both the servicing and counterparty risk teams at FHFA. Before joining FHFA, Matt worked for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, in the division of Public and Indian Housing, the Federal Housing Administration, and Ginnie Mae.
Matt holds a bachelor’s degree in finance as well as a law degree, both from the University of Kentucky.
The Housing Policy Council is a trade association comprised of the leading national mortgage lenders and servicers; mortgage, hazard, and title insurers; and technology and data companies. Our interest is in the safety and soundness of the housing finance system, the equitable and consistent regulatory treatment of all market participants, and the promotion of lending practices that create sustainable homeownership opportunities in support of vibrant communities and long-term wealth-building for families.