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General Information

The Housing Market Going Forward: Lessons Learned from the Recent Crisis is a policy forum to be held September 1, 2011. Participants of the forum will examine the contributing factors to the severe downturn of the housing and mortgage markets, reexamine the role of homeownership and rental options, and discuss policy recommendations going forward. The event will be held at the Federal Reserve Board's Martin Building in Washington, D.C., and is organized by the Board's Division of Consumer and Community Affairs.

As the economy moves closer to recovery, it is unclear what form the housing and housing finance sectors will take. A vigorous policy debate is underway. This forum is designed to reflect and advance that conversation.

Key policy and market decisions will be made in the coming months and years. It will be in the country's best interests to learn key lessons from the past and apply those lessons to future policy prescriptions. A newly stable housing market ought to be increasingly transparent, fair, efficient, and functioning for all consumers, including lower-income consumers and others historically underserved.

After the event, materials will be available for download.


Please note that the event has ended and registration is now closed.

Location and Travel

The Housing Market Going Forward: Lessons Learned from the Recent Crisis forum will be held at the Federal Reserve Board's Martin Building, located at 20th & C Streets, NW, Washington, D.C. The building entrance is on the north side of C Street, between 20th and 21st Streets, NW. All sessions will take place on the Terrace Level (Fourth floor) in Dining Room E.

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Attendees will be responsible for their travel and accommodations expenses.

Parking nearby is extremely limited, so attendees may want to take a taxi or use public transportation. It is approximately a 15 minute walk (just over half a mile) to the Board building from the nearest Metro train station, the Foggy Bottom stop on the Blue or Orange Line, located at 2301 I St. NW Washington, DC 20037.

Last update: March 16, 2017