Housing comprises nearly one fifth of the American economy. The sector is a barometer of our nation’s overall economic health, both predicting and reflecting conditions from the boardroom conference table to the kitchen table. The Housing America’s Future: New Directions for National Policy 2014 Housing Summit is the definitive event for those seeking a deeper understanding of the housing sector, the policy decisions that help shape it, and the implications for the our economy.
On September 15 and 16, hundreds of private-sector experts, elected officials, scholars, and industry leaders will gather in Washington, DC to discuss and debate America’s housing policy. Connect with the leaders who make things happen: elected officials, thought leaders, reporters, and key players representing every segment of the housing and real estate industry.
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Why a housing summit?
There have been few times in our nation’s history when the challenges in housing have been so great.
Six years after the collapse of the housing market, our government-dominated mortgage finance system is unsustainable. Tight lending conditions continue to prevent thousands of creditworthy families from achieving their dream of homeownership.
Rental costs consume ever-increasing shares of family budgets while our federal housing assistance programs are woefully underfunded to meet the growing need.
All of these problems are converging at a moment when our country is undergoing profound demographic changes—the aging of the 78 million Baby Boomers, the formation of new households by the millions of millennials, and the increasing diversity of the U.S. population.
While these challenges may seem overwhelming, we also see opportunity.
We are confident that developing practical solutions is possible so long as we remain committed to keeping housing at the forefront of the Washington policy agenda.
Why should I attend?
Want to know more?
Check out videos from previous BPC events.
Meet the members of the Housing Commission.
Read the BPC Housing Commission’s report.
Send your questions directly to us via email at HousingSummit@bipartisanpolicy.org
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Monday, September 15, 2014 - Tuesday, September 16, 2014
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