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William Apgar

William C. Apgar Jr., Lecturer in Public Policy, returned to the Kennedy School after leave to serve as Assistant Secretary of Housing at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. He currently serves as Faculty Chair of the Kennedy School’s Senior Executive Program for State and Local Government Officials. He is also a Senior Scholar at Harvard’s Joint Center for Housing Studies where he leads a research effort on accessing capital for community development. He also coordinates the Joint Center’s research on home remodeling activity and writes the biannual report of the Center’s Remodeling Futures Program. Active in community affairs, he is a founding member of the board of Preservation of Affordable Housing, Inc. (POAH), a nonprofit organization that acquires, rehabilitates, owns, and manages housing affordable to the nation’s low- and moderate-income households, and of the Homeownership Preservation Foundation, the mortgage industry funded effort to help low- and moderate-income borrowers avoid foreclosure, and serves on the board of the National Low Income Housing Coalition, one of the nation’s leading housing advocacy organizations. Professor Apgar is on leave in 2010-11 for government service. [+]