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New York Fed Announces Second “Economic Inequality Policy Series” Event on Housing Amid COVID-19

June 18, 2020

NEW YORK, NY – On Thursday, June 25, the New York Fed, together with the Urban Institute and NYU Furman Center, will convene a virtual forum on COVID-19's effects on housing. This event will be the New York Fed's second installment of its policy series on economic inequality.

Titled "An Update from the Experts on COVID-19's Impact on Housing," the event will bring together researchers and policy-influencers to highlight current trends in the housing market and the impact of the pandemic on homeowners and renters. The forum will also discuss the effects of COVID-19 on housing security, wealth building and models for an equitable recovery.

The event will feature a series of panels with leaders from the New York Fed, academia, think tanks, the nonprofit sector and government. Panel topics include:

  • The Impact of COVID-19 on NYC's Housing Market
  • COVID-19 & Access to Mortgage Credit
  • Tools & Policy Solutions to Increase Equity in the Housing Safety Net

The New York Fed's Economic Inequality Policy Series convenes researchers, community stakeholders and policymakers to explore the impact of economic inequality on households and communities nationwide. More information on the series, as well as additional data and resources, can be found on the New York Fed's Economic Inequality and Equitable Growth Hub.

The event is open to the public and the press, though space is limited. Members of the public can register here. Members of the press who wish to attend should contact Desmond Lee at desmond.lee@ny.frb.org to RSVP.

For more information on the event, including an agenda and list of speakers, see here.

Desmond Lee
(212) 720-2416
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