HUD Office of Policy Development & Research briefing was held on March 22, 2012.
Following material is available from the meeting:
The Quarterly Housing Market and Research Update includes the following:
- Changes in the State of the Nation’s Housing Markets: 4th Quarter 2011 Update
- Panel Discussion: Fair Housing Implications of LIHTC Property Placement
The Panel Discussion centers on the extent to which certain provisions of the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit program may have led to the placement of affordable housing units in predominately low-income neighborhoods; a potential divergence from established Fair Housing policy. The panelists represent different organizations and will be presenting varied interpretations and viewpoints. Casey Dawkins called attention to possible conflicts between certain LIHTC program tenets and current Fair Housing policy in his recent Cityscape paper. Mike Hollar, HUD Economist, will sum up the context and share HUD’s recent work with the LIHTC program. Myron Orfield will express the Fair Housing side and Mark Shelburne the Housing Finance Agencies desire for revised policy guidelines.
We hope you can join us for this exciting discussion. After a brief presentation on the study panelists will share their perspective and expertise on the issue. There will also be time to field questions from the audience, via email and Twitter. Follow the event on Twitter #PDRupdate and email in questions during the webcast to PDRQuarterlyUpdate@hud.gov.
Luke Tate, Senior Advisor, Urban Policy, HUD
Michael Hollar, Senior Economist, Economic Development & Public Finance Division
Casey Dawkins, Associate Professor, University of Maryland
Myron Orfield, Executive Director, Institute on Race & Poverty, University of Minnesota
Mark Shelburne, Counsel and Policy Coordinator, North Carolina Housing Finance Agency
2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.