Mark Goldhaber is a principal in Goldhaber Policy Services, LLC, a firm that focuses on government relations and issues management, primarily in the areas of housing, mortgage finance, and financial services. He brings over three decades of success in policy development, issues management and passage of legislation at the federal and state level. He was previously Senior Vice President, Affordable Housing & Industry Relations for Genworth Financial’s U.S. mortgage insurance business, where he developed strategies to advocate policy positions for the corporation and led a team that supported implementation of affordable housing and emerging market initiatives. These efforts included forming meaningful partnerships that helped expand affordable homeownership opportunities.
Goldhaber joined GE Mortgage Insurance, the precursor to Genworth Mortgage Insurance, in 1988. There he worked on a wide range of legislative and regulatory issues to preserve and enhance the role of private capital in the mortgage finance system. He has been part of teams that helped create innovative products that use private mortgage insurance to enable borrowers to purchase homes safely and securely with low down payments and less overall income. His advocacy for the Community Homebuyers Program, a 97% LTV (Loan-to-Value) product that successfully integrated homebuyer education in combination with underwriting flexibility helped it become an industry standard.
Previously, Mr. Goldhaber was Vice President of Public Affairs for Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (Freddie Mac) and has also held various legislative and regulatory positions with the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
Mr. Goldhaber started his career working on Capitol Hill for Congressman George O’Brien and then working for the National Republican Congressional committee as Assistant legal counsel.
Mr. Goldhaber, a graduate of American University with a BA in Government, holds a JD from the University of Illinois. He resides in Raleigh, NC. He serves on the Board of Directors of Preservation of Affordable Housing, Inc, which is known nationally for its ability to structure innovative financing and close complex deals that preserve long-term housing affordability for the elderly and disabled, working families and others priced out of the housing market. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Center for Responsible Lending, and has been a member of the North Carolina Community Development Initiative, Inc., the National Housing Conference and the Board of Directors of the National Institute for Community Empowerment.
IN 2014, Mr. Goldhaber was honored with the Harold Scharper Award by the University of Illinois for attaining outstanding success and distinction in his field.