Working to find actionable solutions to the nation's key challenges.

Housing in America: Innovative Solutions to Address the Needs of Tomorrow (San Antonio Public Forum)

WHEN: Tuesday, March 6, 2012 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. ET

WHERE: International Conference Center, 203 S. St. Mary's Street, Suite #385, La Orilla del Rio Ballroom , San Antonio, TX, 78205

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The Bipartisan Policy Center Housing Commission and the Jack Kemp Foundation kicked off the first of four public forums to gather input on key housing issues facing the nation. The aim of these forums is to develop innovative yet realistic recommendations to improve the nation’s housing policies today and for the future.

Read the full press release here.


The Honorable Henry Cisneros

Co-Chair, Bipartisan Policy Center Housing Commission

Former Secretary, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Former Mayor of San Antonio


8:30AM Breakfast and Registration 9:00AM – 9:30AM Welcome and Opening Remarks San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro 9:30AM – 10:30AM Demographic Challenges and Opportunities for U.S. Housing Markets Dr. Rolf Pendall, The Urban Institute and Dr. Steve Murdock, Rice University View Pendall’s presentation here. View Murdock’s presentation here. 10:45AM – 12:00PM Addressing Housing Needs of Tomorrow’s America

  • Jane Hickie, Senior Research Scholar and Director, Communities program at the Stanford Center on Longevity
  • Mike King, National President & CEO, Volunteers of America
  • Saul Ramirez, Jr., CEO, National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (NAHRO)
  • John Henneberger, Co-Director, Texas Low Income Housing Information Service
  • Moderator: Barry Zigas, Director of Housing Policy, Consumer Federation of America, BPC Housing Commissioner

12:00PM – 12:45PM Lunch Provided 12:45PM – 2:00PM Trends and Innovative Solutions in Rental Housing Preservation and Development

  • Lourdes Castro Ramírez, CEO, San Antonio Housing Authority
  • Walter Moreau, Executive Director, Foundation Communities
  • Laura Bailey, Managing Vice President, Community Development Finance, Capital One Bank
  • Diana McIver, President & CEO, The DMA Companies
  • Moderator: Ed Brady, President, Brady Homes, BPC Housing Commissioner

2:00PM – 2:45PM Public Comment Session James Kemp, President, The Jack Kemp Foundation For more information and to participate, click here. 2:45PM – 3:00PM Closing Remarks

Read the Report: Demographic Challenges and Opportunities for U.S. Housing Markets

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The Bipartisan Policy Center Housing Commission aims to reform the nation’s housing policy by crafting a package of realistic and actionable policy recommendations that consider the near-term and address the long-term challenges in the sector. For more information on all upcoming regional forums, click here. For more information on the Jack Kemp Foundation, click here.

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