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Milton J. Bailey
President, Louisiana Housing Finance Agency

Milton J. Bailey has over twenty-five years of experience in housing and community development, tax-exempt financing, and investment banking. He joined the Louisiana Housing Finance Agency on August 9, 2006, after serving as the Executive Director of the District of Columbia Housing Finance Agency from 1994 to 1999 and again from 2001 until 2006.

From 2000 to 2001, Mr. Bailey served as the Director of the District of Columbia Department of Housing and Community Development; and from 1993 to 1994 he served as the Deputy Director for the District of Columbia Department of Housing and Community Development. From 1991 until 1993, Mr. Bailey was an Associate Vice President for Public Finance with the investment banking firm Legg Mason Wood Walker, Incorporated. Between 1982 and 1991, he established and managed the District of Columbia's Public and Private Activity Revenue Bond Program.

Mr. Bailey was born in Karlsruhe, Germany and attended international schools in Baghdad, Iraq; Teheran, Iran; and Bangkok, Thailand. He completed his undergraduate work at Boston University in 1976 and Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government Senior Executives in State and Local Government Program as a Fannie Mae Fellow in 1996.

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07/15 - Symbol or Statement? History in Public Spaces

Is the display of Civil War statues in public justified or do they belong only in museums?

Special Presentation


Breaking Away:  A Louisiana Public Square Special Presentation

Would the breakaway City of St. George quash Baton Rouge’s school desegregation progress?

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08/15 - Louisiana Post-Katrina: A Decade of Difference

What difference has a decade made?

Recent Topics


06/15 - Louisiana After Ferguson (Encore Presentation)

Who polices the police in Louisiana?


05/15 - Innovation Matters

What effect does diminishing Higher Ed funding have on Louisiana research programs?


04/15 - Back on Track: Louisiana Graduates

What help is available for Louisiana students who have dropped out of school?


03/15 - Cancer in Louisiana

Why is Louisiana’s cancer death rate so much higher than the rest of America?

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