Full Committee Hearing

Affordability and Accessibility: Addressing the Housing Needs of America’s Seniors

Date:   Thursday, March 31, 2022 Time:   10:00 AM Location:   Dirksen Senate Office Building 538

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THE COMMITTEE ON BANKING, HOUSING, AND URBAN AFFAIRS will meet in OPEN SESSION, HYBRID FORMAT to conduct a hearing entitled, “Affordability and Accessibility: Addressing the Housing Needs of America’s Seniors.” The witnesses will be: Dr. Jennifer Molinsky, Project Director, Housing an Aging Society Program, Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University; Mrs. Audra Hamernik, President and CEO, Nevada HAND; Mr. Thomas Wade, Director of Financial Services and Housing Policy, American Action Forum; and Mr. Norbert J. Michel, Vice President and Director for the Center for Monetary and Financial Alternatives, Cato Institute; and Mrs. Shannon Guzman, MCP, Senior Strategic Policy Advisor, AARP Public Policy Institute.

Pursuant to guidance from the CDC and OAP, Senate office buildings are not open to the public other than official business visitors and credentialed press at this time. Accordingly, in-person visitors cannot be accommodated at this briefing. We encourage the public to utilize the Committee’s livestream of the hearing, available on the website at http://www.banking.senate.gov.

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Member Statements

  1. Chairman Sherrod Brown (D - OH)
  2. Ranking Member Patrick J. Toomey (R - PA)

Witnesses

  1. Dr. Jennifer Molinsky
    Project Director
    Housing an Aging Society Program, Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University
  2. Mrs. Audra Hamernik
    President and CEO
    Nevada HAND
  3. Mr. Thomas Wade
    Director of Financial Services and Housing Policy
    American Action Forum
  4. Mr. Norbert J. Michel
    Vice President and Director for the Center for Monetary and Financial Alternatives
    Cato Institute
  5. Mrs. Shannon Guzman
    MCP, Senior Strategic Policy Advisor
    AARP Public Policy Institute