ADVISORY: Vicki Schultz, Leading Housing Experts to Challenge Presidential Candidates to Address America’s Housing Crisis

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Washington, D.C. — On Wednesday, August 15, the Center for American Progress and the National Council of La Raza will host an event to elevate the housing crisis and challenge presidential hopefuls on their strategies to address the housing crisis.

The ongoing housing crisis has cost millions of American families their homes, has erased trillions of dollars in household wealth, and remains one of the biggest drags on our economic recovery. Still, housing policy has barely been mentioned on the campaign trail in 2012.

To stave off unnecessary foreclosures that continue to plague many parts of the country, CAP, NCLR, and more than 30 other Home for Good partners have joined forces to identify and push for solutions. After eight successful town halls and rallies in Las Vegas, Miami, Columbus, Detroit, and more, leading housing experts and civil rights advocates will join CAP and NCLR at this event in Washington, D.C., to discuss the key questions the candidates must answer before November 6, including how they plan to stop needless foreclosures, expand affordable rental housing, and revive a path to sustainable homeownership for all creditworthy Americans.


Welcoming remarks:
David Abromowitz, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress

Introductory remarks:
Janet Murguía, President and CEO, National Council of La Raza

Keynote address:
Vicki Schultz, Deputy Assitant Attroney General for Civil Rights Division, United States Department of Justice

Panel discussion
Jim Carr, former Chief Business Officer, National Community Reinvestment Coalition
Terri Ludwig, President and CEO, Enterprise Community Partners, Inc.
David Stevens, President and CEO, Mortgage Bankers Association
Janneke Ratcliffe, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress; Associate Director, UNC Center for Community Capital


Wednesday, August 15, 2012
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Coffee will be served at 9:30 a.m.


Center for American Progress
1333 H St. NW, 10th Floor
Washington, D.C. 20005
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For more information please contact Katie Peters at or 202.741.6285.


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