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Peggy Bailey
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Executive Vice President for Policy and Program Development
Peggy Bailey

Peggy Bailey is the Executive Vice President for Policy and Program Development. She also currently serves as Vice President for Housing and Income Security. In her role as EVP, she guides the Center’s work to strengthen, reform, and better resource federal and state programs oriented to helping all people meet basic needs like housing, health, and nutrition. As VP for Housing and Income Security, Bailey oversees the Center’s work to protect and expand access to affordable housing and income assistance through programs like the Housing Choice Vouchers, Public Housing, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), and Child Support.

Throughout her career, she has helped build connections between housing, health, nutrition, child welfare, and other systems of care. Bailey has worked to advance delivery of government services and supports that center people and systems that make resources easier to access and flexible enough to meet people’s needs. Her work to improve programs also includes recognizing the ways in which racism and discrimination have created the inequities that persist today and must be addressed to achieve a country where all people thrive.

She first joined the Center in 2016 as the director of “Connecting the Dots: Bridging Systems for Better Health,” a Center initiative that identified opportunities to strengthen the link between housing and health policy. She then served as the Center’s VP for Housing Policy from 2019 to 2021.

Prior to rejoining the Center, Bailey served in the Biden-Harris Administration as the Senior Advisor on Rental Assistance to HUD Secretary Marcia L. Fudge. She also served as the Director of Health and Housing Integration for the Corporation for Supportive Housing, where she focused on Medicaid expansion and finding sustainable funding sources for the services that people with histories of homelessness and chronic health conditions need to maintain their housing. She also worked for the National Alliance to End Homelessness, the Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, and the City of Rockwall, Texas.

Bailey holds a B.A. in Government from the University of Notre Dame and a Master of Public Affairs from the University of Texas at Dallas.

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