Press Advisory

ADVISORY: Homeownership Done Right

Analyzing Programs that Work for Low-Mod Borrowers

Thursday, April 1, 2010, 9:30am – 11:00am

WASHINGTON, D.C.We must learn the right lessons, not the wrong lessons, from the subprime mortgage crisis.

In the years before the capital markets fueled a subprime deluge and bad money chased out good, a range of policies and programs effectively created sustainable, affordable homeownership. Participants in these programs were much more likely to sustain homeownership than comparable borrowers in subprime loans, even as economic conditions worsened. Proven on the ground, these programs point to a way forward that provides access to affordable homeownership for those who are ready for it. Their record also helps put to rest the myth that lending to underserved communities–as opposed to poor lending practices–drove the crisis.

Please join this forum on April 1, 2010 at 9:30am at the Center for American Progress, where experts will examine evidence derived from close analysis by researchers at the Center for Community Capital at the University of North Carolina, the Urban Institute, the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, and the Corporation for Enterprise Development (CFED). This research demonstrates that we do know how to do affordable lending that works. Panelists will discuss how this research should inform the discussions of the system of housing finance for the future.


Sarah Rosen Wartell, Executive Vice President, Center for American Progress

Keynote Speaker:

Raphael Bostic, HUD Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Research

Featured Panelists:

Roberto Quercia, director, Center for Community Capital, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Ida Rademacher, Research Director, Corporation for Enterprise Development (CFED)

Caroline Ratcliffe, Senior Research Associate in the Urban Institute

Moderated by:

David Abromowitz, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress

Coffee will be served at 9:00 a.m.

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

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