Regina C. Gray is the Director of the Affordable Housing Research and Technology Division (AHRT) in the Office of Policy Development and Research (PD&R) at the U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development. Since joining HUD in 2000, Regina’s research activities have focused on sustainable development, urban design and land use planning, transit-oriented development, energy and green building practices, and affordable housing preservation. She was the project manager for several projects related to affordable housing and transportation coordinated planning; the market diffusion of energy efficient technologies; establishing benchmarks for reducing energy usage in public housing developments; and methodologies for siting affordable housing developments in high-opportunity communities. She has written articles on regulatory barriers to affordable housing and co-authored articles with AAPR and the U.S. EPA on aging in place strategies. Regina earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia; a Master of Arts from the George Washington University in Washington, D.C. in Political Science and Public Policy; and a doctorate from the University of Maryland, College Park in Political Science and Policy Studies.