Spring Policy Conference 2021


May 11, 2021 — May 13, 2021
12:00 AM


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2021 Spring Policy AGENDA

TUESDAY - MAY 11, 2021
4:00pm
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6:00pm
Advocacy Training & Issue Briefing
Mark Alston, Chair, NAREB Public Affairs Committee
Chandra Patterson, Vice-Chair, NAREB Public Affairs Committee Antoine Thompson, National Executive Director, NAREB
Facilitator: James Privette, Policy and Advocacy Coordinator, NAREB

WEDNESDAY - MAY 12, 2021
1:00pm
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1:50pm
Opening Session

The 2020 Health Pandemic and National Racial Awakening COVID-19 Impact on the Economy and Housing Market

The Honorable Marcia Fudge, Secretary, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
William Michael Cunningham, Economist, Creative Investment Research
- The Economic Impact of the Pandemic on the Black Community
- This Economic perspective will cover the following:
--- Suggest a way to reduce the damage caused to Black Housing
--- Federal Reserve bank, the potential impact of H.R. 2123 and H.R. 2543
--- Artificial Intelligence, Black People and Mortgage Lending http://www.fsicoalition.org/?p=1669

Moderator: C. Renee Wilson, NAREB Relationship Manager
1:55pm
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2:00pm
Congressional Remarks – U.S. Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib

Introduction: Ashley Thomas III, 2 Vice President, NAREB
2:00pm
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2:10pm
FHFA Pause

Mark Calabria, Director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) will provide information on COVID-19 relief for homeowners, GSE Reform, and the affordable housing goals for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

Introduction: Antoine Thompson, Executive Director, NAREB
2:10pm
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3:00pm
Real Estate Appraisal Bias

The fact that homes in Black neighborhoods appraise for less than those in non-Hispanic white communities has been documented extensively for decades. This panel will discuss the experiences of real estate brokers in their efforts to obtain more fair and reasonable appraised values for homes in Black neighborhoods. Panelists will also discuss changes within the appraisal industry they feel are needed to ensure fair and equitable appraisals.

- Michela Zonta, Senior Policy Analyst, Housing Finance and Policy, Center For American Progress
- Ashley Thomas, 2 Vice President, NAREB
- Annalyce Shufelt, Attorney Advisor (Fair Lending), Office of Fair Lending Oversight, Federal Housing Finance Agency
- Kenneth Kelly, Chairman, National Bankers Association and Chief Executive Officer, First Independence Bank

Moderator: Robert Hughes, Past-Chairman & Honorary President of NAREB; National Society of Real Estate Appraisers, Past President
3:00pm
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3:05pm
Congressional Remarks – U.S. Congressman Steven Horsford

Introduction: Danny Felton, 3 Vice President, NAREB
3:10pm
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4:00pm
Black Millennials, Unemployment and Student Debt: Implications
Adversely Affecting Wealth Building, Income Accumulation and Black Homeownership


Homeownership for young Black households was on a significant downward trajectory before the pandemic. The current recession has greatly worsened that situation due to double-digit Black unemployment. And the COVID-induced recession has exacerbated the negative impact on student debt for recent Black graduates who now have even fewer options for employment. The panel will discuss what policies should be put into place to deal with the twin problems of unaffordable student debt and lack of access to affordable homeownership for young Black households.

- Nikitra Bailey, Executive Vice President, Center for Responsible Lending
- Courtney Jones, Director, NAREB
- Claudienne Hibbert-Smith, Member, NAREB Millennial Committee

Moderator: Rob Pasker, NAREB Millennial Committee

U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown @ 3:30 pm

Introduction: Lydia Pope, President Elect, NAREB
4:00pm
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4:50pm
Increasing Black Homeownership and Maintaining Black Homeownership with Down Payment Assistance and Housing Counseling

This powerful panel of housing experts will discuss federal policies and legislation related to down payment assistance, foreclosure prevention and mortgage assistance, and the importance of housing counseling for Black homebuyers and homeowners.

- Ray Carlisle, President of NAREB Investment Division
- Bruce Dorpalen, Executive Director, National Housing Resource Center
- Stockton Williams, Executive Director, National Council of State Housing Agencies

Moderator: Chandra Patterson, Vice-Chair, NAREB Public Affairs Committee
4:55pm
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5:00pm
Closing Remarks

Lydia Pope, President Elect, NAREB

THURSDAY - MAY 13, 2021
9:00am
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12:00pm
Virtual Hill Visits

Coordinated: James Privette, Policy and Advocacy Coordinator, NAREB
1:00pm
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1:55pm
GSE Reform

The Government Sponsored Enterprises (GSEs), Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, were taken into conservatorship over 12 years ago. Since that time, numerous proposals have been advanced on Capitol Hill. Almost all the proposals focused on the financial structure of the post-conservatorship lenders. Practically every proposal increases the cost to access mortgage credit. This panel will examine: what is GSE reform; what should be the priorities for GSE “reform;” the need for reform to focus on improving access to affordable mortgage lending; how will such reforms have an impact upon Black homeownership opportunities, and the institutional structures that could most (or best?) achieve the reform goal. The session will also cover the future of housing finance policy.

- Mark Alston, Chair, NAREB Public Affairs Committee
- Dwight Alexander, Senior Vice President, Director of Legislative and Regulatory Affairs, Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco
- Sasha Hewlett, Director, Secondary & Capital Markets/Residential Policy, Mortgage Bankers Association
- Chrissi Johnson, Vice President, Federal Policy and External Affairs Quicken Loans

Moderator: LJ Jennings, Member, SHIBA Committee
2:00pm
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2:50pm
Disproportionate Economic Damage to Female-Headed Households

This session will share what the HMDA Data shows about the number of single, Black females applying for home mortgages as exampled by the number of single Black females who have received subprime rate mortgage pricing twice as often and that the price basis points were also higher for Black women than for White women.

- Maurice Jourdain-Earl, Managing Director/Co-founder, ComplianceTech
- Natalie Maderia Cofield, Assistant Administrator for the Office of Women’s Business Ownership, U.S. Small Business Administration

Moderator: Courtney Johnson Rose, 1 Vice President, NAREB
2:50pm
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3:00pm
Power Partner Pause – Kimani Little, Government Relations Officer for the Federal Home Loan Bank of New York.

Introduction: C. Renee Wilson, Relationship Manager, NAREB
3:00pm
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3:50pm
Biden-Harris Plan: Faith-Based, D&I/Small Business

The White House under the leadership of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris are working to combat racial disparities in health, and business and homeownership. The speakers will discuss the White House racial equity and inclusion initiatives

- Erika Poething, Special Assistant to the President for Housing and Urban Policy
- Ron Busby, President/CEO, US Black Chambers, Inc.

Moderator: Danny Felton, 3 Vice President, NAREB
4:00pm
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4:10pm
Congressional Remarks – U.S. Congressman Al Green

Introduction: Courtney Johnson Rose, 1 Vice President, NAREB
4:10pm
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4:55pm
Closing Ceremony

State of Housing in Black America (SHIBA)

This session will present the history and current status of Black homeownership in the United States. Presentation includes discussion of NAREB’s three major policy positions and advocacy efforts designed to increase Black homeownership.

Call to Action - NAREB Policy Positions

Introduction: Ashley Thomas, 2 Vice President, NAREB
4:55pm
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5:00pm
Final Conference Remarks: Lydia Pope, President Elect, NAREB

FRIDAY - MAY 14, 2021
3:00pm
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6:00pm
NAREB Board of Directors Meeting

* * Agenda is Subject to Change Without Notice * *

 

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