David H. Stevens, president and CEO of the Mortgage Bankers Association, has renewed his call in a recent op-ed piece for a national housing czar during the next Administration.
Stevens, who served as Assistant Secretary for Housing and Federal Housing Commissioner at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) under the first Obama Administration prior to joining MBA, wrote in the organization's Capital View blog:
With the U.S. presidential election around the corner, I decided to sit down with MBA Now and discuss an op-ed recently penned about the need for the next administration to create a Housing Policy Director position. The main theme I wanted to come across was that the next President must focus on developing a national housing policy which addresses a number of unhealthy imbalances in today’s housing market.
Here's the video interview with Stevens via MBA Now.