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Stabilizing Neighborhoods: Innovations in Local Housing Markets

May 24 @ 12:00 pm-2:00 pm

Stabilizing Neighborhoods: Innovations in Local Housing Markets   Thursday, May 24, 12 pm – 2 pm Faculty Lounge, 5391 Public Affairs BuildingLight lunch will be provided   This roundtable panel will focus on strategic responses by key actors who seek to alleviate the impacts of battered local housing markets and the underperformance of local economies. Panelists from both the private and public sector will share their experiences working with communities, banks, and local governments to stabilize local neighborhoods. Although the downturn in economic and housing markets has disproportionately and negatively affected the poor, this period of low housing and land value also may be an opportunity for increased affordable housing production. Panelists will discuss potential opportunities, public-private partnerships, and strategies for developing affordable housing.     Opening Remarks      Kenya Covington, Visiting Scholar, Lewis Center, Luskin School of Public Affairs and  Associate Professor Urban Studies & Planning, CSU Northridge   Panelists                    Douglas Swoger, Director of Homeownership and Preservation, LAHD     William Goldsmith, President, Mercy Portfolio Services     Ray Brewer, Director, HUD LA Field Office       Erich Yost, LA Multifamily HUD, US Dept. of Housing     Michael Dieden, Founder & President of Creative Housing Associates Q & A Closing Remarks        Michael Lens, Assistant Professor, Department of Urban Planning Registration Required: RSVP at http://stabilizing.eventbrite.com 


May 24
12:00 pm-2:00 pm


TBA Public Affairs Building
337 Charles E Young Dr East
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States