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Washington, D.C.  – UNC Center for Community Capital executive director Janneke Ratcliffe joins other national housing finance experts Sept. 12 to discuss the future role of government-sponsored enterprises in U.S. housing finance.

The Roosevelt Institute-hosted panel discussion, “The Government’s Role in Housing Policy,” will be held at the Capitol Hill Visitors Center in Washington, D.C.

Panelists will discuss the role of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in the financial crisis, whether the two government-sponsored enterprises contributed to the crisis and the appropriate role of government in U.S. housing finance in the future.

Featured keynote speakers will be:

  • Phil Angelides, chairman of the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission
  • Joseph Stiglitz, Nobel Prize-winning economist and Roosevelt Institute Senior Fellow

Panelists along with Ratcliffe will be:

Space is limited. RSVP is required to Madeleine Ehrlich at or (212) 444-9138.

Housing finance is a key area of study for the UNC Center for Community Capital, the leading center for research and policy analysis on the transformative power of capital on households and communities in the United States. The center is part of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Its in-depth analyses help policymakers, advocates and the private sector find sustainable ways to expand economic opportunity to more people, more effectively. For more information, visit or call (919) 843-2140.

Topics(s): Affordable Homeownership, Mortgage Finance
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