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Housing Policy Past and Future: Lessons Learned through the Crisis and the Path Forward

The Urban Institute hosted a special evening seminar with key senior housing and housing finance officials from both sides of the aisle who reflected on the most challenging issues of the day. 

Panel One: Senior Obama administration officials discuss how they faced housing policy challenges coming out of the crisis.

  • Jared Bernstein, former chief economist and economic adviser to vice president Joe Biden
  • Phyllis Caldwell, former chief, Homeownership Preservation Office, US Treasury
  • Carol Galante, former commissioner, Federal Housing Administration 
  • Michael Stegman, former counselor to the secretary, US Treasury; former senior adviser, National Economic Council 
  • Antonio Weiss, counselor to the secretary, US Treasury 
  • Jim Parrott, senior fellow, Urban Institute; former senior adviser, National Economic Council (moderator)

Panel Two: Key thought leaders discuss where we are likely to go on these issues in the years to come.

  • Michael Bright, director, Center for Financial Markets, Milken Institute
  • Mark Calabria, director, financial regulation studies, Cato Institute
  • Shawn Krause, executive vice president, Quicken Loans
  • Rick Lazio, partner at Jones Walker LLP; former member, House of Representatives (R-NY-2)
  • Sarah Rosen Wartell, president, Urban Institute (moderator)
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For inquiries regarding this event, please contact [email protected].


Date & Time Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Urban Institute 2100 M Street NW
5th floor
Washington , DC , 20037
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