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The Bipartisan Policy Center’s housing commission on which I served over the last year released its report in late February, and it’s been getting a lot of play in the press, Washington, DC., and elsewhere.
Commission co-chair and former HUD Secretary and FL Republican Sen. Mel Martinez testified earlier today before the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs on the commission’s secondary market reforms. He was joined by Janneke Ratcliffe, a senior fellow at Center for American Progress, who outlined the mortgage system reform plan drafted by the Mortgage Finance Working Group that CAP sponsored starting in 2008. AEI’s Peter Wallison rounded out that panel.
Meanwhile, outside the Beltway, I was participating in Minnesota Public Radio’s Daily Circuit in a discussion about housing in MN, the nation, and the BPC commission report. Tomorrow I head out to the ULI meeting in Seattle to join a panel with fellow commissioners Ron Terwilliger and Renee Glover to discuss the report on Thursday, and on April 4 I’ll be in MN meeting with a variety of groups and board and staff of the MN Housing Finance Agency. A highlight will be joining MN Democratic Rep. Keith Ellison at a forum from 10-12 CDT hosted by the MN Housing Partnership.
If you missed the Daily Circuit broadcast you can listen to it here.Read More...