Robert Rozen is a policy consultant with his own firm concentrating on legislative and regulatory tax issues relating to affordable housing and community economic development. He retired in 2016 as a partner from Washington Council, a unit of Ernst & Young that provides advocacy services to clients on a range of federal regulatory and legislative issues.
Over the years, Mr. Rozen has represented a number of clients on affordable housing and community economic development and currently represents the National Association of State and Local Equity Funds, the Local Initiatives Support Corporation, and Enterprise Community Investment.
Mr. Rozen is a frequent conference speaker on affordable housing issues. For his many years of work in and out of government in support of the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit program, he was selected in 2006 as one of the five original members of the Affordable Housing Hall of Fame by Affordable Housing Finance Magazine. He has also received other awards for his work in support of the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit program, including the “Friend of Housing Award” in 2016 from the Washington State Housing Finance Commission, and the “Industry Impact Award” in 2018 from Community Affordable Housing Equity Corporation.
Mr. Rozen served as a consultant to the Millennial Housing Commission in 2001 and 2002 and as a Commissioner on the Housing Commission of the Bipartisan Policy Center from 2011 to 2014. He also served on the board of a nonprofit affordable housing developer in Arlington, Virginia, the Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing, and is a member of the Advisory Council to Tzedek DC, a nonprofit organization of attorneys that provides legal assistance to low-income debtors in the District of Columbia.
Prior to joining the private sector in 1995, Mr. Rozen spent 15 years working in the United States Senate. From 1989 to 1995, Mr. Rozen was the Legislative Counsel to the Senate Majority Leader, George J. Mitchell (D-ME) where he was a primary author of the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit.
Mr. Rozen is a graduate of Miami University in Oxford, Ohio where he majored in International Studies. He also has a Juris Doctor degree from the George Washington University Law School, and a Masters of Law in Taxation from Georgetown University Law School.