2010 Policy Summit
Housing Policy: Who Pays, Who Plays, and Who Wins?
June 9–10, 2010
The economic upheaval and damage to U.S. communities resulting from the housing crisis has led not only to calls for significant policy changes, but also to a re–examination of that cornerstone of the American Dream: owning a home. The 2010 Cleveland Fed Policy Summit examined how national housing policy might be reshaped to help stabilize communities, particularly in weak–market states. The only event of its kind in the Midwest and one of the Federal Reserve System’s hallmark conferences, the Policy Summit featured both national and regional experts to spur dynamic discourse on relevant, timely research and policy perspectives. The summit’s interactive format encouraged participants to increase their knowledge of—and challenge assumptions about—critical issues in community development, including the costs and benefits of housing policy and the role government should play.