From Foreclosure to Fair Lending: The Pursuit of Equitable Credit


Washington, D.C. – November 19, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — On Thursday, November 21, the Center for American Progress will host a discussion on unethical discrimination in the U.S. housing market. Widespread discriminatory and unethical lending was a major contributor to the collapse of the U.S. housing market and the subsequent loss of more than 4 million homes due to foreclosure. In this forum, panelists will explore the current state of housing discrimination, segregation, and integration in the United States.

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Topics to be covered include the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s, or HUD’s, proposed Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing rule; the possible effects of HUD’s new disparate-impact rule on patterns of segregation; the possibility of tension between the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s, or CFPB’s, new Qualified Mortgage rule and fair lending; and the next steps for promoting housing markets that are free of discrimination.


Introductory remarks:
Marc Jarsulic, Vice President, Economic Policy, Center for American Progress

Jim Carr, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress

Featured speakers:
Melanie Brody, Partner, K & L Gates
Laura Gottesdiener, Author, A Dream Foreclosed: Black America and the Fight for a Place to Call Home
Steve Lerner, Fellow, Kalmanovitz Initiative for Labor and the Working Poor, Georgetown University
John Relman, Managing Partner, Relman, Dane & Colfax, PLLC
Lisa Rice, Vice President, National Fair Housing Alliance

Moderated by:
Greg Squires, Chair, Department of Sociology, George Washington University

Thursday, November 21, 2013
12:00 p.m. ET – 1:30 p.m. ET
A light lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m.

Center for American Progress
1333 H St. NW, 10th Floor
Washington, D.C. 20005


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