From Foreclosure to Fair Lending: The Pursuit of Equitable Credit

Widespread discriminatory and unethical lending was a major contributor to the collapse of the U.S. housing market and the subsequent loss of more than four million homes to foreclosure. In this forum, our panelists will explore the current state of housing discrimination, segregation, and integration in the United States. Topics to be covered include HUD’s proposed Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing rule; the possible effects of HUD’s new disparate-impact rule on patters of segregation; the possibility of tension between the CFPB’s new Qualified Mortgage rule and fair lending; and the next steps for promoting housing markets that are free of discrimination.

Introductory remarks:
Marc Jarsulic, Vice President, Economic Policy, Center for American Progress

Jim Carr, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress

Featured speakers:
Melanie Brody, Partner, K & L Gates
Laura Gottesdiener, author, A Dream Foreclosed: Black America and the Fight for a Place to Call Home
Steve Lerner, Fellow, Kalmanovitz Initiative for Labor and the Working Poor, Georgetown University

John Relman, Managing Partner, Relman, Dane & Colfax PLLC
Lisa Rice, Vice President, National Fair Housing Alliance

Moderated by:
Greg Squires, Chair, Department of Sociology, George Washington University


Center for American Progress, 1333 H St. NW, 10th Floor, Washington, DC , 20005

Additional information

A light lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m.