Housing Affordability Addressed Nationally, Listen Locally

On February 6, 2020, The National Association of REALTORS® will live stream their Policy Forum to discuss housing affordability concerns in communities across the country. The event is live at the National Press Club in DC and will bring together hundreds of industry stakeholders, policymakers, and academic experts … and starting at 9:00 a.m. EST we can listen in at no cost to the REALTOR® family. Register here: Pick and chose what segment you are most interested in, or listen in the whole day. Agenda following

9:00 – 9:10 a.m.: Welcome

9:10 – 9:45 a.m.: Keynote Speaker

  • Stefanie DeLuca, James Coleman Professor of Sociology & Social Policy, Johns Hopkins University

9:45 – 10:15 a.m.: Fireside Chat with State and Local Leaders

  • Moderator: Stefanie DeLuca, James Coleman Professor of Sociology & Social Policy, John Hopkins University
  • Muriel Bowser, Mayor, District of Columbia

10:15 a.m. Break

10:30 – 11:15 a.m.: Panel 1 — Supply of Affordable Housing

  • Moderator: Pamela Hughes Patenaude, Former Deputy Secretary, US Department of Housing and Urban Development
  • Matt Chase, Executive Director, National Association of Counties
  • Kent Colton, Senior Research Fellow, Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies
  • Steve Francks, CEO , Washington Association of REALTORS®

11:15 a.m. – 12:00 noon Panel 2 — Racial Homeownership Gap

  • Moderator: Bryan Greene, NAR Director of Fair Housing Policy
  • Jim Park, Past Chair and Chairman Emeritus, Asian Real Estate Association of America
  • Alanna McCargo, Urban Institute
  • Donnell Williams, President, National Association of Real Estate Brokers

12:00 noon Break

12:15 – 1:15 p.m. Lunch and Keynote Speakers

  • Shannon McGahn, NAR Senior Vice President of Government Affairs
  • Brian Montgomery, Interim Deputy Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development and Federal Housing Commissioner

1:15 – 2:00 p.m.: Panel 3 — Access To Credit

2:00 – 2:45 p.m.: Panel 4 — Tax Incentives for Affordable Housing and Homeownership

  • Moderator: Buzz Roberts, President and CEO, National Association of Affordable Housing Lenders
  • Christopher Coes, Vice-President, Land Use & Development, Smart Growth America
  • Julia Gordon, President, National Community Stabilization Trust
  • Stockton Williams, Executive Director, National Council of State Housing Finance Agencies

2:45 p.m.: Break

3:00 – 3:45 p.m.: Keynote Speaker

  • Lawrence Yun, NAR Chief Economist
  • David Bank, Senior Vice President, Rosen Consulting Group
  • Presents new NAR Research on the Economic Benefits of Homeownership

3:45 – 4:00 p.m.: Wrap-Up