Penn Institute for Urban Research and Wharton Public Policy Initiative Present “The Future of the Community Reinvestment Act,” Symposium Featuring Comments by Policy Makers and Academics Including Wharton Prof Susan Wachter, Sen. Sherrod Brown and the Urban Institute’s Laurie Goodman.

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Event will take place October 29 at Capitol Visitors Center and will include luncheon

WASHINGTON DC, October 24, 2019 — The Penn Institute for Urban Research and Wharton Public Policy Initiative are pleased to announce they are co-hosting on October 29, “The Future of the Community Reinvestment Act,” a symposium for policy makers and others interested in affordable housing issues. The event will feature comments by Sen. Sherrod Brown, Wharton Prof Susan Wachter, the Urban Institute’s Laurie Goodman and many other policy influencers and university professors. The event will take place at the Visitors Center, Washington, DC, SVC-203-02, 10:30 AM – 1:30 PM.

At the symposium experts will present new research findings on the impact of the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) and debate proposed policy options currently under consideration. Participants will share their insights on the implementation of the CRA and their thoughts on critical future steps, in a forum for solution-driven dialogue.

Features of event include:

  • Opening remarks by Betty J. Rudolph, National Director, Minority and Community Development Banking, FDIC
  • Panel 1 will focus on recent research findings and the impact of the CRA. The discussion will be moderated by Susan Wachter, University of Pennsylvania, and include speakers Paul Calem, Bank Policy Institute, Laurie Goodman, Urban Institute, and Mark Willis, New York University.
  • Panel 2 will highlight policy implications and alternatives. Moderated by Kent Colton, The Colton Housing Group, presenters will include Buzz Roberts, National Association of Affordable Housing Lenders, Dafina Stewart, Bank Policy Institute, Gerron Levi, National Community Reinvestment Coalition, Lawrence J. White, New York University, and Patricia McCoy, Boston College.

The symposium is co-sponsored by the Penn Institute for Urban Research and the Wharton Public Policy Initiative. The Penn Institute for Urban Research (Penn IUR) is a university-wide body that informs urban decision-making and public policy on issues of sustainable urban growth and development based on multi-disciplinary research, instruction, and outreach. The Wharton Public Policy Initiative (Wharton PPI) is a hub for public policy research and education with one overarching goal across its Philadelphia and Washington, DC offices: to leverage the University’s resources to foster better-informed policymaking on issues related to business and the economy.

To learn more: https://whr.tn/FutureCRA

About the Wharton School

Founded in 1881 as the world’s first collegiate business school, the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania is shaping the future of business by incubating ideas, driving insights, and creating leaders who change the world. With a faculty of more than 235 renowned professors, Wharton has 5,000 undergraduateMBAexecutive MBA, and doctoral students. Each year 18,000 professionals from around the world advance their careers through Wharton Executive Education’s individual, company-customized, and online programs. More than 99,000 Wharton alumni form a powerful global network of leaders who transform business every day. For more information, visit www.wharton.upenn.edu.

About the Penn Institute for Urban Research

The Penn Institute for Urban Research (Penn IUR) is a university-wide body that informs urban decision-making and public policy on issues of sustainable urban growth and development based on multi-disciplinary research, instruction, and outreach.

As the global population becomes increasingly urban, understanding cities is vital to informed decision-making and public policy at the local, national, and international levels. Affiliated with all 12 schools of the University of Pennsylvania and with the world of practice, Penn IUR fosters collaboration among scholars and policymakers across disciplines to address the needs of an increasingly urbanized society. By providing a forum for collaborative scholarship and instruction at Penn and beyond, Penn IUR stimulates research and engages with urban practitioners and policymakers to inform urban policy.

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