Forging a New Housing Policy: Opportunity in the Wake of Crisis
Saturday, November 22, 2008
The National Center for Suburban Studies and the Department of Sociology present a one-day symposium
Forging a New Housing Policy:
Opportunity in the Wake of Crisis
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2008
LEO A. GUTHART CULTURAL CENTER THEATER,
AXINN LIBRARY, SOUTH CAMPUS
Sponsored by the Rauch Foundation
Homes for sale in Des Moines, Iowa. Courtesy of the National Training and Information Center's Foreclosure Photo Project, www.foreclosurephotoproject.org.
The collapse of the private mortgage market has devastated communities across the United States, particularly communities of color. Public debate has focused on rescuing delinquent homeowners and bolstering the financial sector, but there has been less discussion of the crisis as a moment of change. Hofstra University's National Center for Suburban Studies and Department of Sociology organized a one-day conference that considered new approaches to housing policy and new opportunities for community organizing. The conference featured panels that linked an analysis of the crisis to concrete paths to action, and provided a venue for sharing insights and strategies. We invited organizers, advocates, academics, and policymakers to this one-day symposium that considered the present opportunities for the transformation of housing policy.
Director of Research, Poverty and Race Research Action Council
Co-Editor, A Right to Housing: Foundation of a New Social Agenda
James H. Carr
Chief Operating Officer, National Community Reinvestment Coalition
Former Senior Vice President, Financial Planning, Innovation, and Research, Fannie Mae Foundation (1996-2007)
Co-Editor, Segregation: The Rising Costs for America
|8:00-9:00||Reception / Registration|
|9:00-10:30||Welcome Address by Chester Hartman|
|10:45-12:15||Panel 1: The Evolving Crisis in Context
|12:15-1:45||Lunch Address by James Carr|
|1:45-3:15||Panel 2: Fertile Ground for Innovation?
|3:30-5:00||Panel 3: New Strategies for Policy and Organizing