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UNC Center for Community Capital Executive Director Janneke Ratcliffe will speak on the implications of housing finance reform on credit access at a public forum April 16 at The Wharton School.

The Future of the U.S. Housing Finance System: Alternatives for Reform” will bring together a diverse panel of experts at a critically important moment in the national debate over the future of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. The panel will examine alternative reform proposals.

Other speakers and panelists are Mark Zandi, chief economist of Moody’s Analytics; Joseph Tracy, executive vice president and senior advisor to the president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York; and Barry Zigas, director of housing policy for Consumer Federation of America. Susan Wachter, professor of real estate and finance at Wharton and co-director of the Penn Institute for Urban Research.

The event is co-sponsored by Penn IUR and Wharton Public Policy Initiative and is made possible with support from the Ford Foundation.

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.


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