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Closing the Gap: Black-White Homeownership Disparities in Philadelphia

March 23 @ 10:00 am 11:30 am EDT

Homeownership has long been viewed as one of the effective ways to build long-term wealth. Yet historically, Black Philadelphians have not had the same access to that opportunity. Join the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia and The Pew Charitable Trusts in a discussion about policy solutions to the Black-White homeownership gap in Philadelphia. Researchers will examine the current state of these racial homeownership disparities in the city and what factors perpetuate these inequities. State and local policymakers will use key findings from this research to explore potential policy interventions to close the Black-White homeownership gap in Philadelphia. This solutions-oriented discussion will build on previous events and share information about future efforts to create a more equitable Philadelphia.

Agenda


10:00-10:05 am ET

Opening remarks

Frazierita Klasen, Senior Vice President, The Pew Charitable Trusts

10:05-10:35 am ET

Panel 1: Barriers to Closing the Black-White Homeownership Gap

Lei Ding, Senior Community Development Economic Advisor, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia

Octavia Howell, Manager, The Pew Charitable Trusts

Jimmy Gastner, Community Engagement Associate, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia moderator

10:35 am-11:20 am ET

Panel 2: Policy Solutions to Address These Racial Homeownership
Disparities

Robin Wiessmann, Executive Director and CEO, Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency

Cherelle Parker, Councilmember, City of Philadelphia

Nikil Saval, State Senator, Pennsylvania District 1

James Crowder, Senior Associate, Local Policy Advocacy and Reform, Annie E. Casey Foundation moderator

11:20-11:25 am ET

Reflections: Areas for Future Research

Lei Ding, Senior Community Development Economic Advisor, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia

Octavia Howell, Manager, The Pew Charitable Trusts

Sophie Bryan, Senior Manager, The Pew Charitable Trusts moderator

11:25-11:30 am ET

Closing remarks

Theresa Y. Singleton, Senior Vice President and Community Affairs Officer, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia


Presented by

The Pew Charitable Trusts

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Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia and The Pew Charitable Trust