Housing America’s Future: New Directions in National Policy (Dallas Public Forum)


Tuesday, August 13, 2013


8:00 AM to 3:30 PM


George W. Bush Presidential Center


2943 SMU Blvd

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The Bipartisan Policy Center Housing Commission hosted a regional forum in Dallas, TX. The forum explored pressing issues in housing today - homeownership and the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage, housing finance reform, and expanding the affordable housing supply with the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit - and featured both keynote remarks and panel discussions by key members of Congress and leaders in the housing industry.

Featuring Keynote Remarks by:

  • Congressman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX-5), Chairman, House Committee on Financial Services
  • Mel Martinez, former U.S. Senator and Secretary, U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development; Co-Chair of the BPC Housing Commission
  • Henry Cisneros, former Secretary, U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development; Co-Chair of the BPC Housing Commission

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  • Opening Remarks
  • Panel I: Overview of the BPC Housing Commission Recommendations
  • Keynote: Eric Belsky l View presentation slides
  • Panel II: Homeownership and the 30-year Fixed-Rate Mortgage

  • Keynote: Congressman Jeb Hensarling

  • Panel III: Perspectives on Housing Finance Reform: Will Private Capital Step Up?
  • Panel IV: Market Trends
  • Panel V: Expanding the Affordable Housing Supply with the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit
  • Closing Remarks