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Housing Experts: Will Federal Support Keep Minnesota Families in Their Homes?

Housing Panel (7).jpgThe Humphrey Institute hosted a panel discussion this week about the ongoing housing crisis and possible benefits from federal housing support.

As America’s financial crisis continues, unemployment numbers are on the rise pushing even more homeowners toward foreclosure. With proposed federal funding on the horizon, the question remains: What will this mean for families in Minnesota?

This panel of housing and financial experts shed some light on the implications of federal assistance to the state and what it means for Minnesota families trying to avoid foreclosure.

Panelists included:

Tom Fulton is president of the Family Housing Fund, a nonprofit working to provide homes to families in the Twin Cities.

Jay Kiedrowski will moderate the discussion. He previously served as commissioner of finance for the State of Minnesota and is currently a senior fellow at the Humphrey Institute.

Katy Lindblad is assistant commissioner of the Minnesota Housing Finance Agency.

Carolyn Olson is the president of the Greater Metropolitan Housing Corporation, which helps promote affordable housing for middle income Minnesota families.

Download audio:
Part 1: Introductions
Part 2: Tom Fulton Part 3: Carolyn Olson
Part 4: Tom Fulton reacts
Part 5: Katy Lindblad
Part 6: Question about foreclosures
Part 7: Question about financial education
Part 8: Question about proposed lender incentives
Part 9: Question about housing and unemployment
Part 10: Question about protections for servicers
Part 11: Introduction of Noel Nix

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