Obama Administration Announces Regional Conference on Housing Finance Reform in Charlotte

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The Obama Administration has announced additional details of the Regional Conference on Housing Finance Reform in Charlotte. The conference will be held on Thursday, October 7, at the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Government Center at 1:30 p.m. and will provide additional opportunities for engagement on the future of our nation’s housing finance system as the Administration continues its work developing a comprehensive housing finance reform proposal for delivery to Congress by January 2011.

Participants at the conference will include:

Diana Farrell, Deputy Director, National Economic Council, who will provide opening remarks.

Jeffrey A. Goldstein, Under Secretary for Domestic Finance at the Department of the Treasury, who will moderate a panel discussion on the relationship between housing finance reform and broader financial markets.

David H. Stevens, Assistant Secretary for Housing and Commissioner of the Federal Housing Administration, who will moderate a panel discussion on the relationship between housing finance and broader housing policy goals.

Mary Goodman, Special Assistant to the President for Financial Markets, National Economic Council, who will provide closing remarks.

Panelists:

Mark A. Calabria, Director of Financial Regulation Studies, Cato Institute
Marie Head, President & CEO, Prudential Huntoon Paige
John B. Johnson, Founder, MortgageAmerica, Inc.
Gilbert Monzon, Executive Vice President, Popular, Inc.
Peter Skillern, Executive Director, Community Reinvestment Association of North Carolina
Stella Adams, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, S J Adams Consulting
Tim Dale, Executive Vice President & Mortgage Lending Manager, Branch Banking & Trust Company
Martin Eakes, CEO, Self-Help & Center for Responsible Lending
John Gibbons, Executive Vice President, Capital Markets, Wells Fargo Home & Consumer Finance Group
Lisa Hasegawa, Executive Director, National Coalition for Asian Pacific American Community Development
Dan Immergluck, Associate Professor, School of City & Regional Planning, Georgia Institute of Technology

Conference Information:

Date: Thursday, October 7, 2010

Time: 1:30 p.m. (EDT) – 5:00 p.m. (EDT)
Note: Media should plan to arrive at 1 p.m. to ensure clearance through security.

Location: Charlotte-Mecklenburg Government Center
Room 267, 2nd Floor
600 East 4th Street
Charlotte, NC 28262
The Regional Conferences will bring together leading academic experts, consumer and community organizations, industry groups, market participants, and other stakeholders from across the country for an open discussion about housing finance reform. Treasury and HUD senior staff members will host the Regional Conferences and moderate discussions on a broad range of topics relating to the future of housing finance.

The Regional Conferences will build upon the Administration’s ongoing efforts to gather input on the future of housing finance reform from a broad cross-section of stakeholders.

The Administration also hosted a Regional Conference in Cleveland on Monday, September 27.

In August, the Administration convened a Conference on the Future of Housing Finance in Washington, DC. And then in April, Treasury and HUD issued a set of questions for public comment on the future of the housing finance system, which received more than 300 responses from a broad cross-section of consumer groups, industry groups, market participants, members of the public, think tanks, and other stakeholders. These responses will help provide additional input and perspective as the Obama Administration moves forward to develop its comprehensive reform proposal. To view these responses to the questions for public comment, please visit: here and here.)

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