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Housing America’s Future: New Directions for National Policy (Los Angeles Regional Forum)

WHEN: Monday, November 4, 2013 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. ET

WHERE: University of Southern California Davidson Conference Center, 3415 South Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA, 90089

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The Bipartisan Policy Center Housing Commission hosted a regional forum in Los Angeles. The forum explored pressing issues in housing today – demographic trends impacting housing markets, efforts to link housing and healthcare to serve the most vulnerable populations, access to credit for prospective homebuyers, and efforts to incentivize the adoption of energy efficiency measures in housing. Leaders in the housing industry delivered keynote remarks and participated in panel discussions.


The Honorable Maxine Waters (D-CA)
Ranking Member, House Committee on Financial Services

Secretary Henry Cisneros
Former Secretary, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Former Mayor of San Antonio
Co-chair, BPC Housing Commission

Ronald Brownstein
Editorial Director, National Journal


8:30 – 9:00 AM
Breakfast and Registration

9:00 – 9:15 AM

Raphael Bostic, Judith and John Bedrosian Chair in Governance and the Public Enterprise, Director, Bedrosian Center on Governance, Sol Price School of Public Policy, University of Southern California

9:15 – 9:45
Opening Remarks

Secretary Henry G. Cisneros, CityView, BPC Housing Commission co-chair

9:45 – 10:30 AM
Context Setting: Future Demographic Trends Impacting Housing Markets

Dowell Myers, Professor, Sol Price School of Public Policy, University of Southern California School of Policy and Planning l View presentation slides

10:30 – 10:45 AM
Networking Break

10:45 – 11:45 AM
Housing Finance Reform: Ensuring Access to Credit for Prospective Homeowners

Christopher George, President and CEO, CMG Financial
Kenneth Giebel, Director of Marketing, California Housing Finance Agency
Enrique Lopezlira, Senior Policy Advisor, National Council of La Raza
Moderated by Jeff Schaffer, Vice President, Enterprise Community Partners

11:45 – 12:00 PM Lunch Available

12:00 – 1:00 PM
Luncheon Keynote

Introduction by Ronald Brownstein, National Journal
The Honorable Representative Member Maxine Waters (D-CA-43), Ranking Member House Financial Services Committee

1:00 – 1:15 PM
Networking Break

1:15 – 2:15 PM
Efforts to Link Housing and Healthcare to Serve the Most Vulnerable Populations

Marc Trotz, Director of Housing for Health, LA County Department of Health Services
Deborah Burkart, Vice President, National Director for Supportive Housing and Assisted Living, National Equity Fund
Doug Shoemaker, President, Mercy Housing California
Moderated by Carol Willkins, Consultant

2:15 – 3:15 PM
Incentivizing Adoption of Energy Efficiency Measures – from consumers to property owners and developers

Walker Wells, Director Green Urbanism Program, Global Green USA
Angela M. Kelcher, Senior Business Manager, Fannie Mae
Kelly Smith, Director of Building Analytics, WegoWise
Moderated by Bryan Howard, Legislative Director, U.S. Green Building Council

3:15 – 3:30 PM
Closing Remarks

Secretary Henry G. Cisneros, CityView, BPC Housing Commission Co-Chair

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