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    Josiah Madar Presents at FDIC Advisory Committee on Economic Inclusion’s Mortgage Subcommittee

    March 1st 2011

    March 1, 2011: Furman Center Research Fellow Josiah Madar joined the FDIC’s Advisory Committee on Economic Inclusion’s Mortgage Subcommittee for a forum, “Restoring Responsible LMI Mortgage Lending” on Tuesday, March 1st, 2011.  Josiah discussed mortgage lending trends, obstacles, and challenges for low and moderate income households on a panel moderated by Barbara Ryan, Deputy to the Vice Chairman of the FDIC. Read more »

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    Furman Center Research Fellow Moderates Discussion on Parking Regulations in Europe

    February 23rd 2011

    February 23, 2011: Furman Center Research Fellow Simon McDonnell moderated a discussion with Michael Kodransky, of the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy, on innovative parking policies in Europe. The event was hosted by the Urban Planning Student Association and the Wagner Transportation Association at NYU’s Robert F. Wagner School of Public Service. View more information about the event. Read more »

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    Furman Center and IESP Recieve MacArthur Grant to Study Impact of Foreclosures on School Performance

    February 7th 2011

    February 7, 2011: NYU’s Furman Center and the Institute for Education and Social Policy have been named one of nine MacArthur Foundation grant recipients, as part of the Foundation’s $25 million initiative on How Housing Matters to Families and Communities. The initiative is based on the premise that stable, affordable housing is an essential platform that promotes positive outcomes in education, employment, and physical health by helping to ensure a greater return from other social and public investments. After a competitive selection process, NYU’s Furman Center and Institute for Education and Social Policy, along with researchers from the University of Connecticut, the Institute for Policy Research at Northwestern University, and the School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University, were awarded an $800,000 award for research into the impact of housing instability due to foreclosure on school performance. View the press release. Read more »

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    Vicki Been Presents at Muncipal Art Society Summit for New York City

    October 25th 2010

    Vicki Been joined a panel of experts and community leaders to discuss the “Demographics of a Changing New York” at the Municipal Art Society Summit for New York City on October 21, 2010. After a presentation on changing demographics in New York City, Vicki addressed how population trends affect the City’s challenges in terms of land use policy and economic development. View slides of her presentation. Read more »

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    Ingrid Gould Ellen Presents at White House Conference

    October 13th 2010

    Ingrid Gould Ellen joined a panel of researchers, government officials and stakeholders to discuss the “Next Generation” of rental housing federal policies at a White House conference Oct. 13, 2010. The conference addressed how housing policy could more effectively combat poverty, address social inequity issues, and create new incentives for wealth building in urban and rural America. View slides of her presentation. Read more »

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    Furman Center Researchers Presenting Seven Papers at APPAM

    September 29th 2010

    The Furman Center’s cutting edge research will be presented at the 32nd annual Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management Research Conference on November 5-7, 2010. The papers presented span the gamut of Furman’s innovative work, from studies of pioneering households to the impact of foreclosure crises, from analysis of land use regulations to homeowner investment decisions. View the full list of Furman Center APPAM presentations. Read more »

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    Furman Center Scholar Wins Planning Law Writing Competition

    September 29th 2010

    Michael Nadler, a Furman Center Housing and Urban Policy Scholar and New York University Law student, was awarded first prize in the American Planning Association’s annual Smith-Babcock-Williams Student Writing Competition. Nadler will receive a $2,500 prize and his paper, “The Constitutionality of Community Benefits Agreements: Addressing the Exactions Problem,” will be published in the Spring 2010 issue of the Urban Lawyer. View press release. Read more »

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    Ingrid Gould Ellen Speaks at Treasury Conference on Housing Finance

    August 17th 2010

    On August 17, 2010, Ingrid Gould Ellen joined a panel of experts to speak at the Obama Administration’s Conference on the Future of Housing Finance, hosted by the Department of Treasury and HUD. Drawing on ideas from a cross-section of stakeholders, the conference will inform the administration’s comprehensive housing finance reform proposal scheduled for delivery to Congress by January 2011. Ingrid’s remarks were based on recommendations from a Furman Center White Paper released earlier this year, exploring options for the future of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. View media coverage. Read more »

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    Ingrid Gould Ellen Releases New Book: How to House the Homeless

    July 29th 2010

    Homelessness is one of the most troubling and persistent social problems in the United States, yet experts can neither agree on its root causes nor on how to eradicate it.  Ingrid’s new book, co-edited with Brendan O’Flaherty, professor of economics at Columbia University, proposes that the answers entail rethinking how housing markets operate and developing more efficient interventions in existing service programs. How to House the Homeless makes clear the inextricable link between homelessness and housing policy, and critically reassesses where we are now, analyzes the most promising policies and programs going forward, and offers a new agenda for future research. Read more »

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    Sarah Gerecke Testifies Before the CRA Interagency Public Hearing

    July 21st 2010

    On July 19, 2010, Sarah Gerecke testified before the CRA Interagency Public Hearing, jointly held by The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (FRB), the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), and the Office of Thrift Supervision (OTS). Her testimony drew from Furman Center research and emphasized the need for (1) consistent, timely and rigorous data-driven analysis to measure both local community credit needs and also the impact of CRA programs in meeting those needs, and (2) more incentives for financial institutions to support a broader range of community development activities. Read more »