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Alanna McCargo    

Senior Advisor for Housing Finance at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

Alanna McCargo joined the Biden Administration in 2021 as Senior Advisor for Housing Finance to the Secretary of U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. She was previously Vice President for the Housing Finance Policy Center at the Urban Institute, where she led development of research programming and strategy with a focus on reducing racial homeownership gaps, removing barriers to homeownership, and building wealth equity.

McCargo has held leadership roles in private, public, and nonprofit sectors. Before joining Urban, McCargo was head of CoreLogic Government Solutions, working with federal and state government agencies, regulators, think tanks, and academia to deliver custom data and technology solutions to support housing and consumer research. She has held leadership roles with JP Morgan Chase and Fannie Mae, managing borrower solutions, servicing portfolio initiatives, and mortgage transformation and alignment efforts. From 2008 to 2011, she led the team supporting the US Treasury on housing recovery programs including Making Home Affordable and Hardest Hit Funds during the Great Recession.

McCargo serves on nonprofit boards and committees with a focus on financial well-being, community development, and housing security. She’s on the board of directors of the National Community Stabilization Trust and Doorways in Arlington, Virginia. In addition, she holds roles with Aspen Institute’s Expanding Prosperity Impact Collaborative and is on the housing advisory committee for the National Foundation for Credit Counseling.

She has a BA in communications from the University of Houston and an MBA from the University of Maryland and holds a certificate in Non-Profit Policy Leadership from Georgetown.

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