For more than 70 years, homeownership was considered the cornerstone of the American Dream. Not only did it provide a sense of accomplishment, self-esteem, and pride, it was the most substantial and reliable source of savings for the typical American family.
Since the Great Recession and collapse of housing market, however, the value of owning a home has come into question, particularly within the public policy area. Yet, in spite of increased skepticism about the value of owning, the overwhelming majority of adults continue to view homeownership as a worthwhile goal. This panel will discuss several aspects of the role that savings plays in owning a home and more specifically the Millenials’ view of homeownership.
James H. Carr, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress
Patricia A. McCoy, Liberty Mutual Insurance Professor, Boston College Law School
Marietta Rodriguez, Vice President, National Homeownership Programs, NeighborWorks
Andrew Downin, Innovation Director, Filene Research Institute
Gary Acosta, Co-Founder & CEO, The National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals
Don Graves, Executive Director of the President's Council on Jobs and Competitiveness, White House
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
8:30am - 3:00pm
700 F Street NW, Washington, DC
The National Savings Forum is presented by the Consumer Federation of America, Aspen Institute, Initiative on Financial Security, Bank of America, Cities for Financial Empowerment Fund, Credit Union National Association, Doorways to Dreams, CFED, Investment Company Institute, National Credit Union Foundation, New America, and the Pew Charitable Trusts.