Reconsidering the American Dream

Submitted by lmcshane on Fri, 10/02/2009 - 04:52.
10/08/2009 - 16:00
10/08/2009 - 18:00
Reconsidering the American Dream
Thursday October 8, 2009
4:00-6:00 p.m.
Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs Glickman-Miller Hall, Atrium
Cleveland State University
1717 Euclid Ave.
Featuring Alyssa Katz, author of Our Lot:  How Real Estate Came to Own Us and consultant with the Pratt Center for Community Development in New York.  
Proposed policy, program and regulatory reforms now under consideration in Washington will impact affordable housing providers, low and moderate income households seeking access to good credit products and others seeking to keep neighborhoods thriving.  Panelists will explore how Community Development Finance Institutions, reforms to the Community Reinvestment Act, Individual Development Accounts and other reforms can be used to channel opportunity into the best possible outcomes for households and neighborhoods.
Ruth Clevenger,Vice President & Community Affairs Officer, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland
Rob Curry, Executive Director, Cleveland Housing Network
Christine Henry., Executive Director, WECO Fund, Inc.
Moderator: Dan Moulthrop, host and producer, Ideastream
Thank you to our sponsors!  Third Federal Foundation, Dominion Foundation, Neighborhood Progress, Inc., Enterprise Community Partners, the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland and The Cleveland Foundation.  
Free and open to the public.
Register online or call 216.523.7330.
About the Series:
The foreclosure crisis in Cuyahoga County did not happen overnight. Similarly, the strategies for moving our communities and residents Beyond Foreclosure will take time to evolve. Over the coming year, the Levin College Forum will focus on strategies, tactics and projects that are new, creative, environmentally sustainable and invigorating to the marketplace. Challenging times are not new to Cleveland, and on this issue, where no roadmap exists, we have an opportunity to create a new path to our future.
What do we want the 2020 census say about our region, our cities, our residents and our neighborhoods?
What are the policies, tactics and strategies we can employ now to make this happen?
Join us as we work together, Building our Future Beyond Foreclosure. Be part of the conversation, connect with policy makers to rebuild Northeast Ohio’s cities.

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