October Meeting: The Housing Crisis

The Housing Crisis: Two Competing Visions on How to Solve It
with Ed Pinto & Jenny Schuetz

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

(Cocktails at 7 pm – Meeting at 7:30 pm)
The Chastleton Ballroom, 1701 16th Street NW, Washington, DC, 20009
oct 2019 mtg


FACEBOOK EVENT: https://www.facebook.com/events/928522327523235/


The Washington, D.C. metro area has one of the most expensive housing markets in the nation. Where did we go wrong? And what policies will help make our most basic need more affordable in the future?


Jenny Schuetz is a fellow at the Metropolitan Policy Program at Brookings. She is an expert in urban economics and housing policy, focusing particularly on housing affordability. Jenny has written extensively on land use regulation, housing prices, urban amenities, and neighborhood change. She has appeared in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Financial Times, The Economist, Vox, and Slate.

Before joining Brookings, Jenny served as a principal economist in the Division of Consumer and Community Affairs at the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. She was also an assistant professor at the University of Southern California and a post-doctoral fellow at New York University’s Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy. Jenny is a non-resident senior fellow at GWU’s Center for Washington Area Studies and teaches in Georgetown’s urban planning program.

Jenny earned a PhD in Public Policy from Harvard University, a Master’s in City Planning from M.I.T., and a B.A. with Highest Distinction in Economics and Political and Social Thought from the University of Virginia.

Jenny can be followed here: @Jenny_Schuetz

Read more from Jenny here:
Restrictive zoning is impeding DC’s goal to build more housing
An expert’s 7 principles for solving America’s housing crisis
Democrats Hear the ‘Yes in My Backyard’ Message


Edward J. Pinto is a resident fellow and the director of the AEI Housing Center at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI).  Mr. Pinto is currently researching how to increase the entry-level housing supply for first-time buyers and renters who earn hourly wages, as well as examining the current house price boom that began in 2012. This continues his previous work on the role of federal housing policy in the 2008 mortgage and financial crisis.

Along with AEI Resident Scholar Stephen Oliner, Mr. Pinto created the Wealth-Building Home Mortgage, a new approach to home finance designed to provide a more reliable and effective way of building wealth than is available under existing policies. This mortgage allows home buyers to maintain a buying power similar to a 30-year loan. It is aimed at a broad range of homebuyers, including low-income, minority, and first-time buyers.

Mr. Pinto has a JD from Indiana University Maurer School of Law and a BA from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Read more from Ed here:
It’s Time to Put the Market Back in Housing Finance
Fannie and Freddie are Way Too Big
New Construction Identification, Housing Supply Changes, and Home Prices


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