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Past · September 18, 2008

The Housing Crisis and Barriers to Homeownership in California

September 18, 2008 · 12:00 am


Date: September 18, 2008
Time: 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. (Registration 9:45 a.m.)
Location: Stanley Mosk Library and Courts Building
914 Capitol Mall, Room 500
Sacramento, CA
This conference will address the scale of the current housing crisis in relation to past cycles and provide forecasts of home prices and foreclosures. Experts will then focus on removing barriers to home ownership--discussing federal responses and steps states can take to address the mortgage crisis.

There is no charge to attend and lunch will be provided.
10:00 a.m.
Panel One: The Scale of the Current Housing Crisis
Rani Isaac, Economist and Senior Research Specialist, California Research Bureau
Jed Kolko, Research Fellow, PPIC
Kirk Lesh, Real Estate Economist, UC Santa Barbara Economic Forecast Project
11:30 a.m. - Lunch served
11:45 a.m.
Panel Two: The Federal, State, and Local Responses
Mark Farouk, Chief Consultant, Assembly Banking & Finance Committee
Cynthia Kroll, Senior Regional Economist, UC Berkeley Fisher Center for Real Estate and Urban Economy

Frank Luera, Chief, Division of Financial Assistance, CA Department of Housing and Community Development
Alan Mallach, Senior Fellow, National Housing Institute
Michael Teitz, Senior Fellow, PPIC
2:30 p.m.
Final Remarks and Q & A
For more information or to attend, please contact the California Research Bureau at or 916-653-7843.