Tuesday, February 17, 2009

"Housing Solutions Week 2009" Begins Today, Providing Tools for Addressing the Foreclosure Crisis and Other Pressing Housing Needs

Hosted by NHC and its research affiliate the Center for Housing Policy, today is the first day of "Housing Solutions Week 2009" – a series of events focused on state and local strategies for responding to today’s critical housing challenges, with a particular emphasis on the foreclosure crisis.

See the calendar of events below for an overview of the week's activities:

Tuesday, February 17
Today marks the release of the first three research briefs in a new series entitled Insights from Housing Policy Research, which focuses on the impacts of affordable housing on property values and children’s well-being, and the preservation of affordable rental housing.

Wednesday, February 18
The Center for Housing Policy, in partnership with KnowledgePlex, the Local Initiatives Support Corporation, and the Urban Institute, will launch Foreclosure-Response.org, a new online guide to foreclosure prevention and neighborhood stabilization to help communities address pressing housing needs. A KnowledgePlex Expert Chat will be held Wednesday, February 18th at 1:30 p.m. EST to introduce this new resource.

Thursday, February 19
The Center for Housing Policy will launch the new HousingPolicy.org Discussion Forum, an online tool that will help users quickly and easily share ideas, innovations, and questions about housing policy. The Forum will be available through both HousingPolicy.org – the Center’s online guide to state and local housing solutions – and its new sister site, Foreclosure-Response.org. A KnowledgePlex Expert Chat will be held Thursday, February 18th at 1:30 p.m. EST to introduce this new resource.

For more information, please read the Press Release.

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