Agenda - NAR Policy Forum

NAR Policy Forum on Housing Affordability

February 6, 2020, National Press Club

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

  • 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

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