This year has been a numbers game. How low are the rates this week? How long will borrowers be in forbearance? Will the next stimulus bill be enough? The pandemic has created a long list record-breaking figures, but behind all the headlines and statistics are real people trying to keep their homes in a time of uncertainty.
That why we’ve invited Laurie Goodman, vice president at the Urban Institute, to decipher what the data means along with other experts at our HousingWire Annual event on Oct. 8. Goodman will speak on a panel with Cindy Waldron, vice president of research and analytics at Freddie Mac, and Donnell Williams, president of the National Association of Real Estate Brokers, to discuss Increasing Homeownership in Underserved Communities.
At the Urban Institute, Goodman is also the co-director of its Housing Finance Policy Center, which provides policymakers with data-driven analyses of housing finance policy issues that they can depend on for relevance, accuracy, and independence.
Goodman began her career as a senior economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and spent 30 years as an analyst and research department manager on Wall Street, holding research and portfolio management positions at several Wall Street firms. From 1993 to 2008, Goodman was head of global fixed income research and manager of U.S. securitized products research at UBS and predecessor firms.
Thereafter, from 2008 to 2013, she was a senior managing director at Amherst Securities Group LP, a boutique broker-dealer specializing in securitized products, where her strategy effort became known for its analysis of housing policy issues. Goodman was inducted into the Fixed Income Analysts Hall of Fame in 2009.
Goodman serves on the board of directors of MFA Financial, Arch Capital Group Ltd., and DBRS Inc. and is an adviser to Amherst Capital Management. She has published more than 200 journal articles and has coauthored and coedited five books.
HousingWire Annual will feature other experts, including Doug Duncan, senior vice president and chief economist at Fannie Mae, Ed DeMarco, president of the Housing Policy Council, Trina Scott, chief diversity officer at Rock Ventures, Robert Dietz, chief economist at the National Association of Home Builders and many more.
We’re focusing this virtual event on The Great Acceleration — the disruption speeding through the business landscape, upending traditional strategies and agendas for those in housing. We’ve got sessions on the future of regulation, business strategy during times of social upheaval, green housing, capital market appetite by channel and much more.
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