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Housing Finance Reform: What Does It Mean for Rental Housing?

February 28, 2014, 12:30pm ET - 2:00pm ET

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About This Event

Please join us to hear Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Shaun Donovan share his views on the future of housing finance in America, including multifamily finance and the future of affordable rental housing.

Five years after the financial crisis, we are still debating how and if to create a new system of housing finance reform to replace Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. While this debate often focuses on homeownership, reform also has significant importance for the future of rental housing. How can we best ensure access to financing for affordable rental in all geographies and through all business cycles?

Secretary Donovan's remarks will be followed by an expert panel that will discuss in more detail the current system of multifamily finance and the implications of legislative and regulatory proposals now being discussed.

Introduction:
Neera Tanden, President, Center for American Progress

Keynote speaker:
The Honorable Shaun Donovan, U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development

Featured panelists:
Sheila Crowley, President and CEO, National Low Income Housing Coalition
Andrew Jakabovics, Senior Director, Policy Development and Research, Enterprise Community Partners
Shekar Narasimhan, Managing Partner, Beekman Advisors

Moderated by:
Julia Gordon, Director, Housing Finance and Policy, Center for American Progress

A light lunch will be served at 12:00 p.m.

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Location

Center for American Progress
1333 H St. NW, 10th Floor
Washington, DC20005

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Nearest Metro: Blue/Orange Line to McPherson Square or Red Line to Metro Center