Remote video URL
Addressing the Opportunity Gap: How the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Affects People and Places
the event will be streamed live from this page.
Registration is not required to view the webcast.
online audience can submit questions to

Join the Urban Institute and the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) for a discussion about how changes enacted through the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 could affect the resources available to families and communities seeking to bridge the opportunity gap. We will explore

  • the short-term and long-term impacts on family incomes and on the behavior of small and large businesses with respect to investing in their workforce;
  • the legislation’s impact on the ability of investors, municipalities, and nonprofits to provide resources to revitalize neighborhoods and help families escape poverty; and
  • the prospects of the new “Opportunity Zones” tax incentive for investing in low-income communities.
Speakers include

  • Congresswoman Terri A. Sewell (AL-7)
  • Douglas Holtz-Eakin, President, American Action Forum
  • Chye-Ching Huang, Deputy Director, Federal Tax Policy, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
  • Maurice Jones, President and CEO, Local Initiatives Support Corporation
  • Matt Josephs, Senior Vice President for Policy, Local Initiatives Support Corporation
  • Brian T. Kenner, Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development, Washington, DC 
  • Mark Mazur, Director, Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center
  • Kim Rueben, Senior Fellow and Project Director, State and Local Finance Initiative, Urban Institute
  • Jerry Rickett, President and CEO, Kentucky Highlands Investment Corporation
  • Brett Theodos, Principal Research Associate, Metropolitan Housing and Communities Policy Center, Urban Institute
  • Sarah Rosen Wartell, President, Urban Institute
  • Jane Campbell, Director, Washington, DC Office of the National Development Council (moderator)
  • Jeanne Sahadi, Senior Writer, CNNMoney (moderator)
event materials 









Registration and breakfast will be available at 8:30 a.m. The program will begin promptly at 9:00 a.m. For inquiries regarding this event, please contact

Date & Time Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Urban Institute 2100 M Street NW
5th floor
Washington , DC , 20037
View Map

  • President
  • Senior Fellow
  • Sol Price Fellow
    Project director, State and Local Finance Initiative