With the U.S. tight oil boom headlining the dramatic resurgence in North American oil production, expectations about future oil supply have shifted from traditional OPEC oil producers to countries whose oil production had previously been declining. This virtual explosion in the production of unconventional oil has major implications for the development of all oil sources, particularly high-cost, high-risk “frontier oil,” as found in the Arctic or ultra-deepwater.
Join BPC in New York City for a conversation with U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan. One week before the scheduled mark-up of the Housing Finance Reform and Taxpayer Protection Act of 2014, Secretary Donovan will offer comments on GSE reform and the state of the U.S. housing market.
Join BPC for the launch of its Personal Savings Initiative. The initiative will examine whether savings rates and available savings vehicles are meeting the retirement goals of Americans and the nation's investment needs.
Years of deferred maintenance and underinvestment have eroded America’s essential infrastructure, jeopardizing economic vitality and international competitiveness. With public funding increasingly constrained, leveraging private investment is widely seen as a key strategy for addressing this challenge.
The BPC Housing Commission will host a regional forum in Sun Valley, ID. The forum will explore pressing issues in housing today - housing finance reform and the future of FHA, innovation in rural housing, and community lenders and the role of small banks - and feature both keynote remarks and panel discussions by key members of Congress and leaders in the housing industry.
Housing is a bedrock element of our nation’s economy and our personal well-being, yet all too often it loses out to other priorities in the intense competition for policymakers’ attention. By participating in the 2014 Housing Summit, you will help elevate housing to the top of the national agenda during a critical year for housing policy. The two-day convening will feature private-sector experts, elected officials, academics, and housing practitioners from across the country and promises to be one of the most significant housing policy events to take place this year. Learn more and register