Senior Policy Advisor
White House Domestic Policy Council
Luke Tate serves as Senior Policy Advisor on the Urban Affairs and Economic Mobility team at the White House Domestic Policy Council. Luke works primarily on urban policy, neighborhood revitalization, economic development, homelessness, housing, and housing finance, including leading the White House Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative and Rental Policy Working Group. He previously served at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development as Senior Advisor for Urban Policy, and as Special Assistant to the U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development. At HUD he helped develop Choice Neighborhoods, a revitalization tool for high-poverty neighborhoods, and the Partnership for Sustainable Communities, to help regions meet their housing, transportation, environmental, and economic goals. Luke was a member of the Presidential Transition team. Prior to joining the Obama Administration, he did community development and educational work in Nicaragua, and worked on community policy in the Office of the Governor of Arizona. He grew up in central Phoenix, Arizona and is a graduate of Harvard University.