On Wednesday, the BATC Legal Defense Fund held its first meeting. The Fund, part of the organization’s expanding advocacy program, was created earlier this year by the BATC Board of Directors.
The Fund is comprised of longtime BATC members known for their housing industry experience and legal acumen.
Associate Past President and former Public Policy Committee chair Jason McCarty of Westwood Professional Services leads the Fund. Nick Erickson, regulatory affairs manager, is the BATC staff point of contact for the Fund.
The Fund examined several emerging issues impacting the housing industry and home affordability. BATC’s advocacy staff will be looking more closely into these matters and working the appropriate committees.
Jason McCarty, Westwood Professional Services, Chair
John Anue, Lennar
Pam Belz, Presbyterian Homes
Ed Englebrecht, Pella Windows
Frank Kottschate, North American Realty
Nick Erickson, BATC Staff
Nicholas Erickson, director of research and regulatory affairs, serves as Housing First Minnesota's point of contact for the housing industry's regulatory agencies and local government entities. He also leads the Housing Affordability Institute's research programs. Follow Nicholas on Twitter: @nserickson