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FHA Retrospective: Evolving Roles in an Uncertain Housing Climate

November 08, 2012

As the housing market and U.S. economy change, so does FHA's role in the housing finance market. In recent years, the housing crisis and economic recession pushed FHA to play an unprecedented role, and often stretch its resources, as private-sector sources of mortgage finance exited the market. The market downturn had substantial implications on the fund's finances. Event detail

Red Ink and Bad Blood: What Do Federal Budget Politics Mean for the Next President and You?

October 22, 2012

Fiscal cliff. Taxmaggedon. Debt default. The Great Recession. Political gridlock. Sequestration. The making -- or unmaking -- of the federal budget is at play with each of these. Making sense of it all is the focus of David Wessel's new book, Red Ink: Inside the High Stakes Politics of the Federal Budget. Event detail

Better Lifetime Income Options for Retirement Security: How Do We Get There?

October 10, 2012

The AARP Public Policy Institute, TIAA-CREF Institute, and Urban Institute invite you to join us for release and discussion of groundbreaking research on how consumers view guaranteed income options for their retirement savings and how they might make greater use of these options to improve their financial security. Event detail

Danger Ahead? Taxes and the Fiscal Cliff

October 02, 2012

What's in store for taxpayers if Washington fails to act on the tax increases or if only some of them are repealed or deferred? A forthcoming Tax Policy Center analysis will have some of the answers. This forum’s panel will discuss the findings, debate what the presidential candidates and Congress should say and do, and forecast the fallout for the U.S. economy. Event detail

Fallout from Federal Tax Reform: Implications for State & Local Revenues

September 21, 2012

Federal tax reform may put added pressure on state and local governments that already face severe fiscal challenges. Tax-exempt bonds and the deduction for state and local taxes are among the major preferences likely to come under scrutiny in any rewrite of the Revenue Code. In addition, lower income tax rates themselves would limit the market for tax-exempt debt. As a result, tax reform is likely to have significant policy and revenue implications for state and local governments and will raise important questions about federalism. Event detail

Urbanization in Asia: Facing Climate Change and Growth

August 30, 2012

The Asian Development Bank recently launched "Green Urbanization in Asia," a report documenting the good news of growth and urbanization in Asia and the unsettling impact this will have on climate gases. Managing urbanization in a way that will minimize changes in climate present extraordinary challenge for leaders in this fast growing region. Event detail

Growing Up Under a Foreboding Budget Cloud: The Forecast for Government Spending on Children

July 19, 2012

Please join this distinguished panel of experts to discuss what's behind these spending patterns, what must happen to change the trends, how to distinguish between short- and long-term tradeoffs, and whether childhood investments can be boosted or even maintained given other budgetary pressures. Event detail

HUD Secretary Speaks on Assisted Housing Mobility in Challenging Times

June 12, 2012

Speaking at the 5th National Conference on Assisted Housing Mobility, Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan said HUD’s commitment to expanding housing choice for all Americans is about combining the best of what we know to create an innovative strategy for connecting people and communities to opportunity. True choice, he added, depends on maintaining an adequate supply of affordable and decent rental housing that’s priced affordably for those who need it most. Watch the video footage to hear more about the Obama administration's approach to housing and community development, the lessons learned about housing mobility over the last half century, and providing families with the tools and skills needed to seize economic opportunities and make informed choices about where they live. Event detail

The Food Safety Net During the Great Recession and Beyond: Growth, Gains, Gaps

June 07, 2012

The Urban Institute and Feeding America present a special video webcast designed to elevate public dialogue about the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and the food safety net. Spotlighting the kickoff portion of a daylong symposium, the webcast, moderated by Jason DeParle of the New York Times. Event detail

First Tuesday: State Leaders Reimagine Reform - Improving Access to Health and Human Services

June 05, 2012

Senior officials from WSS grantee states discuss what implementing a reform vision is really like; how they see the policy, legislative, and funding environments; how they’re coping with outdated technology, complex rules, inadequate staff training, and overwhelming local need; what they learned during WSS's planning year; and their ideas about the future. Event detail

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