Penn IUR Public Interest Event
The Wharton School and Penn IUR will hosted a public interest event, featuring an address by U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, “The Future of the US Housing System: Getting to Consensus” followed by a panel of distinguished national experts on October 25, 2012, from 2:30 to 4:00. Panelists included: Michael Berman, Chairman, Mortgage Bankers Association, Philip Swagel, (former) Assistant Secretary for Economic Policy (2006-2009), U.S. Department of the Treasury, and Barry Zigas, Director of Housing Policy, Consumer Federation of America. Five years after the start of the housing crisis, the event was an occasion to discuss if there is or can be found a way to consensus on fundamental issues for a reformed housing finance system including the replacement of the Government-sponsored Enterprises (GSEs), Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and the implementation of the extensive mortgage reforms in the Dodd-Frank legislation.
Penn IUR's The Future of the U.S. Housing System: Getting to Consensus
Georgia Senator Johnny Isakson discusses the nation's housing future with Penn IUR