Economic Inequality Policy Series: An Update from the Experts on COVID-19’s Impact on Housing

June 25, 2020

The Federal Reserve Bank of New York, in collaboration with the Urban Institute and NYU Furman Center, hosted its second event in a series of discussions on economic inequality on June 25, 2020. The event, entitled “Economic Inequality Policy Series: An Update from the Experts on COVID-19’s Impact on Housing,” highlighted current research on the housing market and included conversations with researchers and policy-influencers on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on homeowners and renters. The forum also addressed the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on housing security, wealth building and models for an equitable recovery.

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Event Details

Date & Time
June 25, 2020
3:00pm - 4:15pm

This event was open to the media and members of the public, including nonprofit organizations, foundations, chambers of commerce, federal and local community development practitioners, researchers, financial institutions and capital providers. All remarks were on-the-record unless otherwise noted.
3:00pm-3:05pm Welcoming Remarks

David J. Erickson, Senior Vice President & Head of Outreach & Education, Federal Reserve Bank of New York
3:05pm-3:15pm New York Fed’s Research Efforts on Financial and Economic Impacts of the Coronavirus

Andrew Haughwout, Leader of Household & Regional Policy, Research & Statistics, Federal Reserve Bank of New York
3:15pm-3:30pm The Impact of COVID-19 on NYC’s Housing Market

Ingrid Gould Ellen, Faculty Director, NYU Furman Center | Presentation
3:30pm-3:45pm COVID-19 & Access to Mortgage Credit

Laurie Goodman, Vice President, Urban Institute | Presentation
3:45pm-3:55pm The Waterfall Framework: Understanding Key Inequities within the Housing Market and Principles of Solutions

Erika Poethig, Vice President & Chief Innovation Officer, Urban Institute | Presentation
3:55pm-4:10pm Tools & Policy Solutions to Increase Equity in the Housing Safety Net

Louise Carroll, Commissioner of the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development
4:10pm-4:15pm Closing Remarks

Marisa Casellas-Barnes, Associate Director, Outreach & Education, Federal Reserve Bank of New York

This event was open to the media. All remarks and panels were on-the-record, unless otherwise noted.


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