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UNC Center for Community Capital Executive Director Janneke Ratcliffe will lead a panel discussion of national experts today (Sept. 10) in Raleigh focused on critical issues in the redesign of the nation’s housing finance system.

Joining Ratcliffe at the American Mortgage Conference panel, “What’s at Stake? Critical Issues in the Redesign of Housing Finance,” will be Jim Parrott, Urban Institute and Falling Creek Advisors, Washington, D.C.; Bob Ryan, senior vice president of capital markets, Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, Washington, D.C; and Eric Stein, senior vice president, Center for Responsible Lending and Self-Help, Durham, N.C

The center is a sponsor of the American Mortgage Conference being held this week (Sept. 9-11), hosted by the N.C. Bankers Association. The conference convenes leading experts in the financial services industry, mortgage practitioners of every kind, policymakers and investors.

This year’s conference focuses on issues related to the revamp of the nation’s housing services marketplace. Featured speakers  include national experts U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan and Richard Cordray, director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, as well as North Carolina leaders Martin Eakes, CEO of Self-Help, and Joseph Smith, former N.C. Commissioner of Banks, who monitors the National Mortgage Settlement.

Ratcliffe’s panel will be held today, 3;15 p.m., in Salons ABC.

The UNC Center for Community Capital is the leading center for research and policy analysis on the transformative power of capital on households and communities in the United States. The center’s 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






Topics(s): Affordable Homeownership, Housing Policy, Mortgage Finance
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