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Christopher Ptomey

Urban Land Institute’s Terwilliger Center for Housing Executive Director

Since 2018, Christopher Ptomey has been executive director of ULI’s Terwilliger Center for Housing. Previously, Ptomey led Habitat for Humanity’s U.S. government relations team, served as federal liaison for the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs, and was senior legislative assistant to Rep. Michael Collins (GA).

Ptomey is currently leading ULI’s Attainable Housing for All initiative, through which ULI members and district councils are working with cities to overcome local barriers to housing production, attainability, and equity. During his time at ULI, Ptomey has also directed research, including the launch of ULI’s Home Attainability Index and publications focused on family renter needs, low-density rental development, tenant and property stability, and homeownership attainability.

Ptomey is a graduate of Haverford College and George Mason University’s Antonin Scalia Law School and is a member of the Tennessee Bar Association.