International Affairs and Programs, Habitat for Humanity International
Jane Katz is Director of International Affairs and Programs in Habitat for Humanity International’s Washington D.C. Office of Government Relations and Advocacy, where she provides program and policy support on a variety of housing finance, housing policy, urban, and related issues and works to develop innovative housing collaborations with organizations engaged in international development activities. She joined HFHI in 2002, after spending a year as an Executive-on-Loan from Fannie Mae consulting on housing and finance issues. She has over thirty years of public and private sector achievements in housing finance, policy, marketing, and business/program development. Prior to coming to Habitat, she spent fourteen years at Fannie Mae in various management positions, and spent 15 years in the U.S. public sector working in mortgage finance, regulatory oversight, and housing policy at the Federal Home Loan Bank Board, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, and the Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress. She received a M.A. degree in Government and Politics from the University of Maryland and a B.A. degree in Foreign Affairs from the University of Cincinnati, and has attended the Boulder Institute of Microfinance and the International Housing Finance program at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. She is a delegate to the UN-HABITAT World Urban Campaign; co-chairs the Society for International Development Infrastructure & Urban Development Workgroup; a Board Member of Global Urban Development; co-chairs the InterAction Disaster Risk Reduction Work Group; and a member of the management committee of the International Housing Coalition.