Evaluating the Enterprises’ Role and Commitment to Racial Equity
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Last summer the Federal Housing Finance Agency announced that it would require the government-sponsored enterprises Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to develop three-year plans for advancing equity in housing finance. The newly released plans must show how the enterprises plan to reduce growing racial gaps in homeownership and spur investment in places still dealing with the impacts of redlining — the historical practice of racial discrimination and underinvestment.
This webinar explores the effects of housing discrimination in the past and present, what the new plans could mean for equity in housing finance, and how the government can promote equity in housing more broadly.
Speakers include Marietta Rodriguez, president and CEO of NeighborWorks America; Chrystal Kornegay, executive director of MassHousing; and George W. McCarthy, president and CEO of the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy. In order to facilitate an open dialogue, this webinar was open only to staff of mission-driven organizations and not to government employees.