Examining Successful Collaborations & Ongoing Barriers to Foreclosure Prevention
On Thursday, November 6, 2008, the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, the University of Wisconsin Extension, and Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority cosponsored a conference entitled, "Examining Successful Collaborations & Ongoing Barriers to Foreclosure Prevention."
The conference was a continuation of a series of events that have been held in Wisconsin to address the issues and concerns surrounding Wisconsin's increasing number of foreclosures.
The day long conference featured: a panel discussion on current legislation impacting foreclosure prevention; a presentation regarding foreclosures and sheriff's sales and their impact on communities; a panel discussion on overcoming barriers and utilizing best practices from collaborative efforts; a presentation regarding the latest efforts by the Wisconsin Bar Association to address mortgage foreclosures; and a closing panel discussion on national foreclosure initiatives as seen by nationally recognized experts.
Conference participants comprised of: community development professionals, financial industry practitioners, bankers, attorneys, economists, housing experts, secondary market specialists, policymakers, researchers, academics, and representatives of government agencies and foundations.