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, Gray’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.
Gray 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 and is currently overseeing several projects on healthy urban design and expanding accessibility for seniors and persons with disabilities. Gray 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.