Gate House Partner Hunter Kurtz shares his insights on the challenges for lawmakers around affordable housing at the Millennial Action Project Future Summit 2023

Gate House Partner and Vice Chairman Hunter Kurtz spoke at the the Millennial Action Project’s Future Summit 2023 in Indianapolis, Indiana on August 10, addressing the gathering of Gen Z and millennial state legislators about solutions to the nation’s affordable housing crisis.    Hunter previously served as HUD’s Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing, overseeing the nation’s public housing, Section 8 … Read More

Housing Market Recap (excerpted from Gate House’s weekly note to clients)

As the market was expecting, the Fed raised interest rates another quarter point Wednesday afternoon, bringing the federal-funds rate to a range between 5.25% and 5.5%, a 22 year high.  There will be eight weeks until the next Fed meeting.  Chairman Jay Powell said there is “uncertainty in the next meeting let alone next year.”  Powell also said he believed they “have a shot” at a soft … Read More

Housing Market Recap (excerpted from Gate House’s weekly note to clients)

With U.S. 30-year fixed mortgage rates touching an average of 6.81% this week, the highest yet for 2023 according to Freddie Mac’s mortgage market survey, and despite tightening credit and signs consumers are already pulling back, low unemployment is creating the likelihood consumers can and will continue to spend over the next two quarters, keeping the prospect of … Read More

Gate House Partner Hunter Kurtz joins “Changemakers with Katie Gore”

Gate House Vice Chairman Hunter Kurtz joined @ConsultQuadel President and  @Forbes_Books contributor Katie Goar for her podcast series “Change Makers with Katie Goar, Finding the right solutions for the affordable housing community” to share his insights on affordable housing through the lens of his experience in public housing and community development. Based on his experience as former HUD Public & Indian … Read More

Gate House Strategies Celebrates One Year, Announces the formation of Gate House Digital

Washington, DC:  Gate House Strategies, LLC is pleased to celebrate one year as a firm.  Launched May 5, 2021, the Gate House partners had high expectations there was a need for the experience and expertise the Gate House team could provide both as a trusted advisor in the housing market and as a driver of change in … Read More

Two Weeks On

Happy Friday. After completing a remarkable first two weeks for Gate House Strategies, I wanted to take this opportunity to thank everyone with whom we’ve had the pleasure of engaging and many others who have been in touch.   Already, the firm has forged meaningful partnerships with longtime colleagues in the housing market and beyond, rekindled … Read More

Opportunities and challenges abound in affordable housing: Advice needed

Few issues are more salient to the challenges our country faces today than the shortage of decent, safe, affordable housing. As became abundantly clear during the COVID-19 pandemic, our homes are the foundation of much of our lives, they have a profound effect on our health and well-being, and impact our education and productivity, as … Read More