David Lipsetz is the new Executive Director of the Housing Assistance Council (HAC). Founded in 1971, HAC is one of the nation's oldest and most respected nonprofit organizations serving the housing needs of rural America and its residents. Lipsetz moves to the HAC from his most recent role as the Associate Administrator of U.S. Department of Agriculture's Rural Housing Service where he oversaw policy development and program administration of more than $100 billion in direct lending, mortgage guarantees, grants and technical assistance for community and economic development in rural America. Previously he served as a Deputy Assistant Secretary and Senior Advisor for Public and Indian Housing; and as an Acting Chief of Staff to the Deputy Secretary in the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Prior to HUD, he managed policy, large-scale initiatives and organizational development for housing agencies in New York City and Oakland, CA. He also worked for the San Francisco Bay Area’s regional planning authority; and Dresden, Germany’s Institute for Ecological and Regional Development. His career began as a Legislative Assistant for domestic policy issues in the Office of U.S. Congressman John Dingell. Mr. Lipsetz was born and raised in Ohio, earned a Bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University, and two Master’s degrees, in Sociology and City and Regional Planning, from the Ohio State University.