HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan, Leading Housing Experts Convene at Groundbreaking Conference
Experts To Share Concrete Policy Blueprint with Obama Administration and Congress
The conference, "A Crisis is a Terrible Thing to Waste: Transforming America's Housing Policy," convened by the Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy at
"For too long, housing policy has been seen as an issue that only affects developers, low income neighborhoods or city governments," said Professor
Leading innovators in government, academia, finance and development debated policy directions for the future of our mortgage finance system, new models of homeownership, bridging the gaps between housing policy and energy, transportation, education policy and federal rental assistance programs.
"We are energized and encouraged that Secretary Donovan chose to join this crucial dialogue," said
The issues and recommendations discussed at the conference will be turned into a concrete list of policy recommendations to be shared with President Obama and Congress. The Furman Center will publish these recommendations in a white paper, to be released in April and disseminated widely throughout
"This conference brings together some of the best thinkers in the country on housing issues at a critical moment in America's housing crisis," said MacArthur Foundation President
About the Furman Center
The Furman Center is New York's leading academic research center devoted to the public policy aspects of land use, real estate development and housing. Through its study of how public and private investments and regulatory interventions affect the quality of urban neighborhoods, the Furman Center: provides objective academic and empirical research; promotes frank and productive discussions among elected officials, leaders of the real estate industry, and housing and community development organizations; and presents innovative and engaging learning environments for students. For more information about the Furman Center, visit www.furmancenter.org
About The Rockefeller Foundation
The Rockefeller Foundation works around the world to ensure that individuals, communities, and institutions can tap into growth and opportunity while building stronger resilience to risks and challenges. Since 2005, the Rockefeller Foundation has launched major efforts to bolster local resilience to the global climate crisis, mobilize an agricultural revolution in
About the MacArthur Foundation
The MacArthur Foundation supports creative people and effective institutions committed to building a more just, verdant and peaceful world. In addition to selecting the MacArthur Fellows, the Foundation works to defend human rights, advance global conservation and security, make cities better places and understand how technology is affecting children and society. MacArthur supports the
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