Callahan Seltzer


Callahan Seltzer is a housing and energy finance professional with over 16 years of experience working across finance and public policy sectors to advance affordability in cities.


Callahan is passionate about redressing systems that produce harm for people and planet. At HR&A, she leads work focused on the production and preservation of housing affordability across the country. She is deeply steeped in issues of energy efficiency, policy and program design, real estate debt and equity capital raises, FHA and GSE products, HUD programs and regulations, fund structuring, and tax credits.

Prior to HR&A, Callie was National Director of Housing for Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), a national Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI), where she was responsible for housing strategies and investments across 37 cities and rural areas. She has structured over 1 BB in affordable housing transactions during the course of her career, advised the Federal Reserve, banks, tech companies, foundations, the White House, and the Australian Parliament on how to advance housing affordability and housing production.

Callie is an urban planner and holds a master’s from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, a master’s from Georgetown University, and a bachelors from Ohio Wesleyan University.