Full Committee Hearing

How Private Equity Landlords are Changing the Housing Market

Date:   Thursday, October 21, 2021 Time:   10:00 AM Location:   Dirksen Senate Office Building 538

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THE COMMITTEE ON BANKING, HOUSING, AND URBAN AFFAIR will meet in OPEN SESSION, HYBRID FORMAT to conduct a hearing entitled,“How Private Equity Landlords are Changing the Housing Market.” The witnesses will be: Ms. Sofia Lopez, Deputy Campaign Director on Housing, Action Center on Race and the Economy; Ms. Holly Hook, Manufactured Home Resident and MHAction Leader in Swartz Creek, MI; Mr. Norbert Michel, Vice President and Director, Center for Monetary & Financial Alternatives, Cato Institute; Mr. Michael Hendrix, Senior Fellow and Director for State and Local Policy, Manhattan Institute; and Dr. Desiree Fields, Assistant Professor of Geography and Global Metropolitan Studies, University of California, Berkeley.

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. Ms. Sofia Lopez
    Deputy Campaign Director on Housing
    Action Center on Race and the Economy
  2. Ms. Holly Hook
    Manufactured Home Resident and MHAction Leader
    Swartz Creek, MI
  3. Mr. Norbert Michel
    Vice President and Director, Center for Monetary & Financial Alternatives
    Cato Institute
  4. Mr. Michael Hendrix
    Senior Fellow and Director for State and Local Policy
    Manhattan Institute
  5. Dr. Desiree Fields
    Assistant Professor of Geography and Global Metropolitan Studies
    University of California, Berkeley