Center for American Progress

ADVISORY: A Conversation with U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro – An Opportunity Agenda for Renters
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ADVISORY: A Conversation with U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro – An Opportunity Agenda for Renters

The severe and worsening inequality in the United States means that access to opportunity is often dependent on where a person lives. Yet due to a lack of available affordable housing and deeply rooted patterns of residential segregation, where people live depends in large part on income, race, and ethnicity. Policies that promote residential mobility while also reinvesting in racially segregated and high-poverty neighborhoods are crucial for reducing inequality and promoting healthy communities.

On December 16, the Center for American Progress will present a discussion of affordable and fair housing with Julián Castro, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, and William Peduto, mayor of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. An expert panel will further explore these issues, with a particular focus on how to preserve affordable rental housing in revitalizing neighborhoods, as well as strategies to address the rental affordability crisis that are outlined in a report the Center will release on December 16.

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WHO:

Distinguished guests:
Julián Castro, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
William Peduto, Mayor of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

In conversation with:
Neera Tanden, President, Center for American Progress

Featured panelists:
Michael Bodaken, President, National Housing Trust
David Bowers, Vice President and Mid-Atlantic Market Leader, Enterprise Community Partners, Inc.
George A. Jones, Chief Executive Officer, Bread for the City
Barbara Sard, Vice President for Housing Policy, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
 
Moderated by:
Sarah Edelman, Director, Housing Policy, Center for American Progress

WHEN:

Wednesday, December 16, 2015 at 10:00 a.m.

WHERE:

The Center for American Progress
1333 H Street NW, 10th Floor
Washington, D.C. 20005