Peggy Bailey, Senior Advisor, Secretary’s Office, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Peggy Bailey is the Senior Advisor on Rental Assistance in the Office of the Secretary at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Her responsibilities include improving policy and practices related to the Department’s rental subsidy and supply programs. This includes the Housing Choice Voucher and Public Housing programs, which help over 3 million people afford housing.
Prior to joining HUD, Peggy was the Vice President of Housing Policy at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP). In this capacity, she oversaw the Center’s work to protect and expand access to affordable housing for people with low incomes. Prior to becoming Vice President of Housing Policy, Bailey served as the director of “Connect the Dots: Bridging Systems for Better Health”, a CBPP initiative that identifies opportunities to strengthen the link between housing and health policy.
Throughout her career, she has provided vision and leadership as health, child welfare, and other systems of care recognize that access to affordable housing is a growing need for people with low incomes.
Prior to joining the Center in January 2016, Peggy served as Director of Health Systems Integration for the Corporation for Supportive Housing, where she focused on finding sustainable funding sources for the services that people with histories of homelessness and chronic health conditions need to maintain their housing. Peggy also worked for the National Alliance to End Homelessness and the Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs.
Peggy holds a B.A in Government from the University of Notre Dame, and a Master of Public Affairs degree from the University of Texas at Dallas.