ADVISORY: Secretary Donovan to Discuss the Future of Housing Finance Reform
Contact: Katie Peters
Washington, D.C. – On Friday, February 28, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Shaun Donovan will deliver remarks at the Center for American Progress detailing 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.
Neera Tanden, President, Center for American Progress
The Honorable Shaun Donovan, U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development
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
Julia Gordon, Director, Housing Finance and Policy, Center for American Progress
February 28, 2014
12:30pm ET – 2:00pm ET
A light lunch will be served at 12:00 p.m.
Center for American Progress
1333 H St. NW, 10th Floor
Washington, DC 20005
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