David

Gasson

Principal

MG Housing Strategies

David and his longtime friend and colleague, Bob Moss, formedMG Housing Strategies in early 2021 to advocate full-time on housing issues.  David brings a unique set of skills and experience to our nation’s capital on behalf of affordable housing and MGHS clients. The goal of MGHS is to expand the support for our clients affordable housing legislative agenda and foster the coalitions that are necessary to move that agenda to successful outcomes.

After working in Washington, DC for almost 10 years in a variety of capacities for Representative Richard Gephardt (D-MO) and Senate Majority Leader George Mitchell (D-ME), David worked at Boston Capital from 1995 to 2020 as Vice President and Director. Shortly after joining Boston Capital, David positioned its principal’s, already pioneers in the affordable housing industry, as leading voices on policy and advocacy with decision makers in the nation’s capital.

David’s responsibilities include representing MGHS’s clients housing, tax and regulatory agendas before the administration and Congress in Washington, DC.He regularly meets with administration officials, legislative leaders ,and senior legislative staff. He also briefs clients on the legislative and political landscape.

David has served as the Executive Director of the Housing Advisory Group, since 1995. A 501 c 6 organization founded in 1993, the Housing Advisor Group was established to help educate state and federal officials on housing programs and to formulate policies leading to the expansion of affordable housing production. The Housing Advisory Group’s membership consists of developers and professionals from across the country involved in the affordable housing industry. David is an original member of the Affordable Housing ACTION Campaign, where he sits on the steering committee.He also serves on the policy/legislative subcommittee and the tax reform working group. David is a member of the Affordable Housing Tax Credit Coalition and the National Leased Housing Association.He works closely with the Council of State Housing Associations on policy and national advocacy.

On behalf of his many affiliations, David regularly consults with Members of Congress and congressional staff on policies affecting affordable housing.He is a sought-after speaker at national conferences, industry gatherings, state association meetings and with investor groups across the country.On the home front in Boston, David serves on the Board of Directors of the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library Foundation, the Community Advisory Board of WBUR, Boston’s NPR news station and as Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Alliance of Business Leadership.


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