HCN I Q & A with Sarah Gerecke Webinar
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 12:00 PM (EST)
The New Office of Housing Counseling: Q & A with HUD Senior Policy Advisor, Sarah Gerecke
Are you aware that the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act mandates the creation of a new HUD Office of Housing Counseling? On October 1, 2012 this new office opened. Webinar participants will have the opportunity to hear about the new office and pertinent changes, and will learn the answers to questions such as:
You will also be given a chance to interact with the presenters and pose your questions during the Q&A portion of the webinar.
For more information, please contact Cheryl Cassell at (202) 383-7702 or email@example.com.
Sarah Gerecke is Senior Policy Advisor for the new Office of Housing Counseling at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). She has also served as a senior policy advisor to the acting Assistant Secretary for Housing/FHA Commissioner. At HUD, her responsibilities include the launch of th Office of Housing Counseling mandated by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform Act, and initiatives to expand the availability of responsible credit so that families affected by the recent recession can improve their financial and housing conditions.
From 2009 to 2011, Sarah was Executive Director of the Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy, a leading academic research center devoted to the public policy aspects of real estate, land use and housing development. Ms. Gerecke continues teach a graduate law and policy seminar at NYU in land use, housing and community development in New York City. She has written or edited several articles about affordable housing, housing finance and neighborhood change.
Until July 2009, Ms. Gerecke was Chief Executive Officer of Neighborhood Housing Services (NHS) of NYC, where she supervised lending, education, community development and real estate programs, assisting over 10,000 residents each year. Her 30-year career in affordable housing includes work housing homeless and special needs populations and positions in local government and the private sector. She is a graduate of Harvard Law School and Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.
The National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC) was formed in 1990 by national, regional, and local organizations to develop and harness the collective energies of community reinvestment organizations from across the country so as to increase the flow of private capital into traditionally underserved communities. NCRC has grown to an association of more than 600 community-based organizations that promote access to basic banking services including credit and savings, to create and sustain affordable housing, job development and vibrant communities for America's working families.
Our members include community reinvestment organizations, community development corporations; local and state government agencies; faith-based institutions; community organizing and civil rights groups; minority and women-owned business associations as well as local and social service providers from across the nation.
NCRC pursues its work through a variety of partnerships and programs. Our Housing Counseling Network leverages the expertise of a national network of mortgage finance advisors. They work with servicers and lenders, on behalf of homeowners, to keep working families from losing their homes to foreclosure.
NCRC’s National Training Academy provides training and technical assistance on topics such as understanding how to use the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA), fair lending laws, Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA), Truth in Lending Act (TILA), Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA), Homeownership and Equity Protection Act (HOEPA), fair housing and foreclosure prevention. Our Economic Justice Campaign sites pilot innovative community partnerships to enhance the delivery of financial, technical, and social services to individual consumers, homeowners, and small business.
NCRC’s work is enhanced by two financial service advisory councils consisting of the nation’s largest banks and mortgage finance companies. Quarterly roundtables examine issues involving responsible financial service-related policies, regulations and legislation, as well as innovative products, services and best practices.
NCRC represents its members before Congress, federal regulatory agencies and the press. NCRC routinely testifies before the U.S. Congress, and meets with the leadership of banking and lending regulatory agencies. NCRC frequently provides expert commentary on national television, and our research and policy papers have been cited in hundreds of newspapers in the US.
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