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Loss Mitigation Strategies: Lessons and Opportunities from the COVID-19 Pandemic

During the COVID-19 pandemic, policymakers enhanced loss mitigation waterfalls to prevent the largest foreclosure crisis since the Great Recession. Many of these policies have become a permanent part of the loss mitigation toolkit. Research shows that these policies substantially lower default risk, particularly for borrowers of color.

Join the Urban Institute’s Housing Finance Policy Center for an event during National Homeownership Month, where we will present and discuss research and analysis on the effectiveness of loss mitigation strategies throughout the pandemic and the implications for access to credit. A panel of experts will then join a moderated evidence-based discussion to help explore lessons and potential enhancements to improve loss mitigation policies in the future.


  • Meg Burns, Executive Vice President, Housing Policy Council 
  • Michael Collins, Jr., Vice President for Housing and Financial Capability, National Urban League
  • Laurie Goodman, Institute Fellow, Urban Institute
  • Michael Neal, Senior Fellow, Urban Institute
  • Steve Sharpe, Senior Attorney, the National Consumer
  • David Sheeler, President, Residential Servicing, and Executive Vice President, Correspondent Lending, Freedom Mortgage
register for this virtual event Date & Time Friday, June 28, 2024
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. EDT
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Urban Institute Speakers
  • Institute Fellow
  • Senior Fellow