Reclaiming the Vision of Homeownership: Challenges and Solutions
FEBRUARY 29, 2012 - 12:00 PM to FEBRUARY 29, 2012 - 7:00 PM PT
Westin Bonaventure Hotel, Los Angeles, CA
Since 2008, the homeownership industry has fought to mitigate the housing market crisis. The public, private and nonprofit sectors have worked together to address the sources and symptoms of the crisis. So much remains to be done. In order for homeownership to continue to be an opportunity for everyone, and an opportunity that contributes strength to our national and local economies, we need to understand how the drivers of the crisis are evolving, and sort through the politics and the sensationalism to find tangible and actionable opportunities revealed by current and future trends.
This symposium, taking place during NeighborWorks America's week long Training Institute in February, will provide an in-depth discussion regarding the current and future status of homeownership, focusing on three specific areas: the national public narrative on homeownership, the future of lending for affordable homeownership and new strategies for customer marketing and triage. Nationally recognized speakers include:
- Eric Belsky - Managing Director of the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University and Lecturer in Urban Planning and Design at the Harvard Graduate School of Design
- Carol Galante - Acting Federal Housing Administration (FHA) Commissioner and Assistant Secretary for Housing, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
- Consuelo Castillo Kickbusch - US Army Lieutenant Colonel (ret), Founder of Education Achievement Services