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MEDIA ADVISORY
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 CONTACT: Steven Chlapecka
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                             Email: schlapecka@ppionline.org

American Action Forum and the Progressive Policy Institute Host Panel Discussion in DC on the Keys to a Sustained Housing Recovery


WASHINGTON, DC - The American Action Forum and the Progressive Policy Institute today announced their latest housing event Keys to a Sustained Housing Recovery, which will be held next Tuesday, October 2, 2012, at the National Press Club. The event, which will be live streamed, will feature opening remarks from the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Shaun Donovan, followed by a discussion between Stan Humphries, Chief Economist, Zillow, and Paul Willen, Senior Economist and Policy Advisor of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston. Finally, we will conclude with two panel discussions featuring top economists and housing market experts regarding the future of GSEs and the question of bringing private capital back into the market. The panels will include an audience question and answer session. Please RSVP here.

WHEN: Tuesday, October 2 from 8:00AM - 12:00PM EST

WHAT: Keys to a Sustained Housing Recovery

WHERE:

The National Press Club, First Amendment Room
529 14th Street NW
Washington, DC 20045

WHO:

Opening Remarks (8:00AM)

Shaun Donovan, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development

Taking Stock: Is the Housing Market Rebound for Real? (8:30-9:15AM)

Stan Humphries, Chief Economist, Zillow

Paul Willen, Senior Economist and Policy Advisor, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston

Getting Serious About GSE Reform (9:15-10:15AM)

Douglas Holtz-Eakin, President, American Action Forum

Jason Gold, Senior Fellow for Financial Services, Progressive Policy Institute

Gary Thomas, President-Elect, National Association of Realtors

Christopher Mayer, Professor of Real Estate, Columbia University School of Business

Moderator: Margaret Chadbourn, Reuters

Bringing Private Capital Back into Housing Markets (10:15-11:15AM)

Ronald Haynie, EVP, ICBA Mortgage Services

Jerry Howard, Chief Executive Officer, National Association of Home Builders

Mark Zandi, Chief Economist, Moody's Analytics

Susan Wachter, Professor of Real Estate and Finance, University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School

Moderator: Nick Timiraos, Wall Street Journal

RSVP here.

The event will be live streamed here.

For additional questions or to request an interview with the American Action Forum, please contact Noelle Clemente at NClemente@americanactionforum.org or 240-888-7310. For press inquiries for the Progressive Policy Institute, please contact Steven Chlapecka at schalpecka@ppionline.org or 202-525-3931.


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