Earlier this month, NAHREP’s Director of Research Alejandro Becerra was appointed to the first-ever U.S. Department of HUD Housing Counseling Federal Advisory Committee (HCFAC). The committee is made up of 12 individuals from across the industry, including mortgage, real estate, and the consumer sector. The group will seek opportunities to reach more homebuyers through its community-based counseling programs and strengthen the impact of federal funding for such programs. “Access to quality housing counseling is critically important for first-time homebuyers, especially in low and moderate income communities,” said Joseph Nery, NAHREP President. “Alejandro Becerra will do a tremendous job advising HUD in all areas of housing especially with regard to the Hispanic community.” Felicidades to Mr. Becerra for his appointment!