This week, 2014 NAR President Steve Brown joined hundreds of private-sector experts, elected officials, scholars, and industry leaders gathered in Washington, DC to discuss and debate America’s housing policy. Presented by the Bipartisan Policy Center, Housing America’s Future: New Directions for National Policy 2014 Housing Summit focused on three key themes: housing finance reform, affordable rental housing, and homeownership.
Brown joined six other panelists for the session “Why is it So Difficult for Creditworthy Borrowers to Secure a Mortgage?” to discuss the state of credit and lending in the U.S. Questions for the panel centered the current regulatory market, how it impacts homeownership among different populations, and the effect of housing policy on a community’s overall strength and sustainability.
New HUD Secretary Julian Castro headlined the event with a closing keynote address. Secretary Castro appeared with Steve Brown as the first guest of NAR’s new webinar series, Conversations with Real Insight.