Webinar: The Impact of Student Loan Debt

Examining the Burden and Finding Solutions

Wednesday, October 13, 2021 | 11:00am ET

On the back of the recent student loan debt survey done in coordination with Morning Consult, NAR hosted a policy forum on October 13 to discuss student loan debt, the current crisis, effects on the economy and the housing market, effects on certain debt holders, and solutions for the future. The event featured a deep dive into the survey itself from NAR’s Jessica Lautz, followed by brief presentations from two speakers and experts on the student loan debt crisis and a Q&A led by Bryan Greene.

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Opening Remarks
Bryan Greene, Vice President, Policy Advocacy

Presentation of the Student Laon Debt Survey
Jessica Lautz, Vice President, Demographics and Behavioral Insights

Presentations on The Impacts of Student Loan Debt and Solutions
Nikitra Bailey, Senior Vice President of Public Policy, National Fair Housing Alliance
Rachel Fishman, Deputy Director for Research, Higher Education, New America
Ben Kaufman, Head of Investigations & Senior Policy Advisor, Student Borrower Protection Center

Question & Answer (Led by Bryan Greene)

Student Loan Debt

The rise in student debt has a long-term impact on the ability of first-time homebuyers, particularly lower income consumers, to qualify for mortgages