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New Solutions for America's Housing Crisis

October 4, 2011
8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
The Liaison Hotel
415 New Jersey Avenue NW, Washington, DC

Join some of the nation's best thinkers and leaders on housing policy for a day-long conference aimed at new ideas to restore America's housing market and jumpstart the economy.

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Featured Speakers
Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.)
Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.)
Stan Humphries, Chief Economist, Zillow
Robert Lerman, Professor of Economics, American University
Michael Mandel, Chief Economic Strategist, PPI
Donald Marron, Director, Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center
Ron Phipps, President, National Association of Realtors
Kevin Schneider, Chief Executive Officer, U.S. Mortgage Insurance, Genworth Financial
Richard Smith, Chief Executive Officer, Realogy
David Stevens, President, Mortgage Bankers Association and former Commissioner of FHA
Phillip L. Swagel, Professor of International Economic Policy, University of Maryland
Susan Wachter, Worley Professor of Financial Management, University of Pennsylvania
Paul Weinstein, Director, Public Management Program, Johns Hopkins University
Lawrence Yun, Chief Economist, National Association of Realtors

8 a.m. — Registration

8:30 a.m. — Opening Keynote Remarks

9 a.m. — Panel I: Housing and the Recovery: Current Challenges
This panel will “set the stage” for the rest of the conference by providing a broad overview of the current state of the housing market and its impact and importance to the overall economy.

10:30 a.m. — Panel II: Jumpstarting the Housing Market: Innovative Solutions
This panel will bring together leading thinkers in industry, academia and housing policy to discuss and debate new ideas for stabilizing and restarting the housing market in the near-term.

11:45 a.m. — Keynote Remarks

1:30 p.m. — Panel III: The Government’s Role in Housing: GSE Reform
This panel will offer competing visions for re-envisioning government’s role in the housing market, and in particular the roles of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the principal government-sponsored entities who have played a major role in housing finance over the last 30 years.

2:30 p.m. — Panel IV: Housing, Tax Policy, and Deficits
This panel will provide a balanced look at the costs and benefits of using tax policy as a means of promoting homeownership in the broader context of the push toward deficit reduction.