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Housing America’s Future: New Directions for National Policy (Sun Valley, ID Public Forum)

KEYWORDS: MIKE CRAPO, IDAHO, HENRY CISNEROS, MEL MARTINEZ, KIT BOND, CAROL GALANTE, JAMES RISCH

WHEN: Thursday, August 21, 2014 2:17 p.m. to 2:17 p.m. ET

WHERE: Sun Valley Resort, Dollar Mountain Lodge, 82 Elkhorn Road, Sun Valley, ID, 83353

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The Bipartisan Policy Center Housing Commission hosted a regional forum in Sun Valley, Idaho. This forum was originally planned to take place in summer 2013; however, the event was postponed due to wildfires in the region.

The forum explored pressing issues such as housing finance reform and the future of the FHA, community lending and the role of small banks and innovations in rural housing.


Featuring:

United States Senator Mike Crapo (R-ID)
Ranking Member, Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs

United States Senator James Risch (R-ID)
Ranking Member, Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship

Mel Martinez
Former United States Senator
Former Secretary, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Co-chair, BPC Housing Commission

Christopher S. “Kit” Bond
Former United States Senator
Co-chair, BPC Housing Commission

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

Carol Galante
Federal Housing Administration Commissioner and Assistant Secretary for Housing, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development


Agenda

8:30 – 9:00 AM
Breakfast and Registration

9:00 – 9:10 AM
Welcome

  • Introduction by Ed Brady
    President, Brady Homes Illinois and BPC Housing Commission member
  • Dave Wilson
    Former Mayor of Sun Valley; Past President of the National Association of Home Builders

9:10 – 9:45 AM
Opening Remarks

  • Introduction by former U.S. Senator Mel Martinez
    Chairman, Southeast U.S. and Latin America, JPMorgan Chase and BPC Housing Commission co-chair
  • U.S. Senator Mike Crapo
    Ranking Member, Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs

9:45 – 10:30 AM
A Conversation with FHA Commissioner Carol Galante

In discussion with Robert M. Couch, Counsel, Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP and BPC Housing Commission member

10:30 – 10:45 AM
Networking Break

10:45 – 11:45 AM
Short-term Shallow Assistance: Addressing the Need for Affordable Rental Housing

  • Greg Morris, Executive Director, Charitable Assistance to Community’s Homeless (CATCH)
  • Lloyd Pendleton, Director, State of Utah Homeless Task Force
  • Alice Shobe, Executive Director, Building Changes
  • Moderated by Nan Roman, President and CEO, National Alliance to End Homelessness and BPC Housing Commission member

11:45 – 12:00 PM
Lunch

12:00 – 12:15 PM
Luncheon Keynote Remarks

  • Introduction by former U.S. Senator Christopher “Kit” Bond. BPC Housing Commission co-chair
  • U.S. Senator and former Governor James Risch

12:15 – 1:00 PM
Luncheon Keynote Discussion: State of the Nation’s Housing

  • Beth Ann Bovino, U.S. Chief Economist, Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services
  • Former U.S. Representative Rick Lazio, Partner, Jones Walker LLP

1:00 – 1:45 PM
A Conversation with former HUD Secretaries and BPC Housing Commission co-chairs Henry Cisneros and Senator Mel Martinez

Introduction by Pam Patenaude, Director, BPC Housing Commission
In discussion with Ron Terwilliger, Chairman Emeritus, Trammell Crow Residential and BPC Housing Commission member

1:45 – 2:00 PM
Networking Break

2:00 – 2:45 PM
Rural Innovation and Leverage of Private Sector Resources

  • Rosanna Allen, Executive Director, Coeur d’Alene Tribal Housing Authority
  • Suzanne Anarde, Program Vice President, Rural LISC
  • Russ Kaney, Deputy Director, Enterprise National Rural and Native American Initiative
  • Karl Ory, Western Regional Director, Housing Assistance Council
  • Moderated by former Senator Kit Bond, Partner, Thompson Coburn LLP and BPC Housing Commission co-chair

2:45 – 3:45 PM
Community Lenders and the Role of Small Banks

  • Ron Haynie, Senior Vice President, Independent Community Bankers of America
  • Brenda Hughes, Senior Vice President, First Federal Savings Bank of Twin Falls
  • Dave Wilson, Independent Director, Federal Home Loan Bank of Seattle
  • Moderated by Ed Brady, President, Brady Homes Illinois and BPC Housing Commission member

3:45 – 4:00 PM
Closing Remarks

  • Former HUD Secretary Henry G. Cisneros, Founder and Chairman, CityView and BPC Housing Commission co-chair