Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Today's "Live at the Forum" Event Highlights Regional Resilience, Focuses on Keys to Stronger Foreclosure Prevention and Response Efforts

Today, from 2-2:30 p.m. EDT, the Center for Housing Policy will host its third "Live at the Forum" event, featuring Todd Swanstrom of the University of Missouri-St. Louis. Swanstrom will present findings from a new report from the Institute on Urban and Regional Development at Berkeley and the MacArthur Foundation Research Network on Building Resilient Regions entitled “Regional Resilience in the Face of Foreclosures: Evidence from Six Metropolitan Areas,” which he co-authored with Karen Chapple, University of California, Berkeley, and Dan Immergluck, Georgia Institute of Technology. Following the call, all three authors will answer questions related to the report’s findings on the HousingPolicy.org Forum until Friday, August 21.

Event Details:

Part I: Hear About the Report – The event kicks-off with a conference call at 2 p.m. EDT with a 30-minute conference call, where Todd Swanstrom will present major findings from the report. The call-in number is (712) 432-1001 and the access code is 498796833#.

Part II: Interact With the Authors – After the call, authors of the report will respond to your questions throughout the week on the HousingPolicy.org Forum, concluding Friday, August 21. All questions for the authors should be posted to this thread by hitting the "Add Reply" button. You are welcome to post at any time leading up to, during, or after the call. Questions will be answered on a first-come, first-served basis through Friday, so post early to be sure yours is addressed.

Please note that you must become a member of the HousingPolicy.org Forum to post questions online. For live technical assistance with this "Live at the Forum" event, please e-mail the HousingPolicy.org team at feedback@housingpolicy.org.

About the Report
Regional Resilience in the Face of Foreclosures: Evidence from Six Metropolitan Areas” looks at foreclosure prevention and response in weak market, mixed market, and strong market metro areas (Cleveland, OH; St. Louis, MO; Chicago, IL; Atlanta, GA; the Inland Empire of Riverside and San Bernardino, CA; and the East Bay area of Alameda and Contra Costa Counties, CA). The report also looks at judicial vs. non-judicial foreclosure processes, the impact of different lengths of foreclosure process on foreclosure prevention as well as on the potential for vandalism due to vacancy, and some keys to stronger prevention and response efforts.

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