Speakers

Julia Gordon
Assistant Secretary for Housing and Federal Housing Commissioner
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development    

Julia R. Gordon serves as the Assistant Secretary for Housing and Federal Housing Commissioner at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Ms. Gordon was nominated for this role by President Biden and was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on May 12, 2022. As Assistant Secretary for Housing and Federal Housing Commissioner, Ms. Gordon is responsible for HUD’s policies, programs, and operations supporting the nation’s homebuyers, homeowners, renters, and communities. She is responsible for the Federal Housing Administration’s (FHA) Single Family, Multifamily and Healthcare mortgage insurance programs, HUD’s Multifamily assisted housing portfolio, the administration of HUD’s housing counseling program, and the development and oversight of federal standards for the design and construction of manufactured homes.


 

Destin Jenkins
Assistant Professor of History
Stanford University Department of History

Destin Jenkins received his PhD from Stanford University in modern US history in 2016. Before returning to Stanford as faculty, he was the Neubauer Family Assistant Professor of History at the University of Chicago. He has held fellowships at Harvard University and The New School.  Jenkins is a historian of capitalism and democracy in post-Reconstruction America. He is the author of The Bonds of Inequality: Debt and the Making of the American City (University of Chicago Press, 2021), and co-editor of Histories of Racial Capitalism (Columbia University Press, 2021). His other writings have appeared in The NationNew York Times, Washington Post, among other venues.

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