Policy Forum

May 20, 2022 | 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET | Washington, D.C.

The NAR, Urban Institute Policy Forum was held on May 20, 2022 at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.

Check out the agenda below:

11:00am: Doors Open

11:30am: Lunch Served

12:00pm – 12:15pm: Opening Remarks

Kaki Lybbert, NAR Vice President of Advocacy & Shannon McGahn, NAR Chief Advocacy Officer

12:15pm – 1pm: Keynote Address

James Wylie, Associate Director, FHFA’s Office of Fair Lending Oversight, in conversation with:

  • Vanessa Perry, Non-Resident Fellow, Urban Institute's Housing Finance Policy Center & Professor, George Washington University
  • Bryan Greene, Vice President of Policy Advocacy, NAR

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) plays a central role in mortgage finance and critical role in supporting underserved communities. Under Acting Director Sandra Thompson, the FHFA reiterated its support for the fair lending, revised the GSEs housing goals, and instructed the GSEs to develop equity plans to identify and address barriers to sustainable housing opportunities. Associate Director of the FHFA's Office of Fair Lending Oversight, James Wylie, will share insights into these actions as well as efforts to finalize the equity plans and to define a new credit scoring framework for the GSEs.

1:00pm – 1:45pm: Policy Check Up: Retain, Repair, or Replace

Moderated by:

  • Andrew Ackerman, The Wall Street Journal


  • Wendy Penn, Associate Vice President of Affordable Housing Initiatives, Mortgage Bankers Association
  • Mike Calhoun, President of the Center for Responsible Lending
  • Lisa Rice, President & CEO, National Fair Housing Alliance              

1:45pm – 2:00pm: Break

2:00pm – 2:45pm: Policy Resilience: Withstanding Future Shocks and Challenges

Moderated by: 

  • Amy Scott, Senior Correspondent, Marketplace


  • Jerry Howard, CEO, National Association of Home Builders
  • Michael Neal, Urban Institute's Housing Finance Policy Center
  • Jacob Corvidae, Principal, RMI

2:45pm – 3:00pm: Closing Remarks

Kaki Lybbert, NAR Vice President of Advocacy

3:00pm – 4:00pm: Networking Happy Hour