Thursday, July 16, 2009

First-Ever "Live at the Forum" Event Showcases New Report About the Impacts of Foreclosure

Today from 2-4 p.m. EDT, the Urban Institute's G. Thomas Kingsley, Robin Smith, and David Price, will discuss their new report, entitled The Impacts of Foreclosures on Families and Communities. In addition to detailing the report's findings, this two-part event will allow you to get real-time answers to your questions from the report’s authors by logging on to the HousingPolicy.org Forum.
  • Part I: Hear About the Report – This "Live at the Forum" event will begin at 2 p.m. EDT with a 30-minute conference call, where major findings from the report will be presented. The call-in number is (605) 475-4850 and the access code is 890983#.
  • Part II: Interact With the Authors – Immediately following the call, from 2:30 – 4 p.m. EDT, authors of the report will be online to answer your questions on the HousingPolicy.org Forum. To participate in Part II of this event, you must be a registered user of the Forum. If you would like to become a member, please Sign Up Here.

About the Report
The Impacts of Foreclosures on Families and Communities details what is known about how foreclosures adversely affect households and their neighborhoods – from children and the elderly to public safety and local property tax revenues. The report, a comprehensive resource for local officials, advocates, and concerned laypeople, also looks at policies, programs, and response strategies to prevent or mitigate the fallout.

A second Urban Institute publication, The Impacts of Foreclosures on Families and Communities: A Primer, provides a handy convenient scan of the research and policy landscape. Both reports were funded by the Open Society Institute.

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