Special Policy Advisor, HUD and FHA
Dan Hardcastle is a Special Policy Advisor at HUD and FHA, focused on innovative, affordable, and equitable solutions for housing and homeownership. As an organizer, lawyer, and entrepreneur, he has spent his career pursuing creative strategies for housing affordability and grassroots political change. Prior to joining HUD, he had over a dozen years of business and campaign management experience. In 2017, he founded a public-benefit corporation to help homeowners develop and finance Accessory Dwelling Units, aiming to both expand the supply of affordable rental housing and provide homeowners with additional income to keep them in their homes. He also served in senior statewide leadership roles on the 2012 Obama-Biden and 2020 Biden-Harris campaigns in Florida. He is a graduate of the University of Florida and the George Washington University Law School. He grew up in Orlando, Florida, and lives in Washington, DC’s Shaw neighborhood with his wife, Beth.