Foreclosures in Wisconsin: Responses and Resources for Living beyond the Bubble

On Thursday, November 5, 2009, the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, the City of Milwaukee, Marquette University Law School, the University of Wisconsin Cooperative Extension, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority will cosponsor a conference entitled, Foreclosures in Wisconsin: Responses and Resources for Living beyond the Bubble. This conference is 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.

This daylong conference features: opening remarks by Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett; luncheon keynote address by U.S. HUD Deputy Secretary Ron Sims; and panel discussions focusing on the lessons learned from the first round of Neighborhood Stabilization Funds, court-referred foreclosure mediation, the social impact of foreclosure and the future of housing finance.

Conference participants will be comprised of community development professionals, bankers, attorneys, economists, realtors, secondary market specialists, policymakers, researchers and representatives of government agencies and foundations. Licensed attorneys, please note that we are applying for Continuing Legal Education credits for portions of the conference agenda, and you will be notified about the availability of CLE credit, if applicable.

 

Conference Location 

Clarion Hotel and Conference Center
5311 S Howell Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53207
Phone: (414) 482-8896 or toll free: (866) 481-2400
Website 

 

Registration Fee

The registration fee for this event is $45.00 ($35.00 for nonprofit organizations) and includes continental breakfast, lunch and conference materials. Conference registration and payment deadline is Monday, November 2. Refunds are not available for this event.

Payment

Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Discover credit cards are accepted.

Checks should be made out to the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and mailed to:

Barbara Sims
Consumer & Community Affairs
Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
Wisconsin Foreclosure Conference
PO Box 834
Chicago, IL 60690-9975

 


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11/05/09
7:30 AM
Registration and Continental Breakfast Continental breakfast served outside Ballroom A and the opening Plenary Session will be held in Ballroom A
8:15 AM
Setting the Stage
, Consumer Regulations Director, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago View Bio
8:30 AM
Opening Remarks
Del Reynolds, Director, Wisconsin Field Office, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development View Bio
8:45 AM
Making Home Affordable: Brief Summary and Update

The Making Home Affordable (MHA) Program is a comprehensive plan to stabilize the U.S. housing market. On March 4, the Administration published detailed program guidelines and authorized servicers to begin modifications and refinancings under the plan immediately. Servicers covering more than 75 percent of loans in the country have now begun modifications and refinancings under the Administration's MHA Program. Steve Schaffer will provide a brief summary and update on MHA's progress to date.

Steve Schaffer, Senior Business Developer, Fannie Mae View Bio
9:15 AM
Panel Discussion: Challenges, Successes and Lessons Learned from Using the First Round of Neighborhood Stabilization Funds
Moderator and Discussant
Suzanne M Dennik, Consumer and Housing Coordinator, UW Cooperative Extension Milwaukee and Racine Counties, and Project Manager, Milwaukee Foreclosure Partnership Intiative, City of Milwaukee View Bio
Panelists
Kate Blood, Neighborhood Stabilization Program, Wisconsin Department of Commerce View Bio
, Manager of Single Family Origination, Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority View Bio
Maria Prioletta, Redevelopment and Special Projects Manager, Department of City Development, City of Milwaukee View Bio
10:30 AM
Break and Networking
10:45 AM
Panel Discussion: Court-Referred Foreclosure Mediation

Mediation alternatives in foreclosure proceedings have become an increasingly popular method for achieving a balanced outcome for both lenders and borrowers. This panel will explore the application of mediation in Wisconsin's court-based foreclosure process, including legal authority, assessment of need, elements of a successful program and desired outcomes. The Milwaukee Foreclosure Mediation Program will be discussed in greater detail and panelists will explore this model's applicability in other Wisconsin jurisdictions.

Moderator
Daniel A Idzikowski, Assistant Dean for Public Service, Marquette University Law School View Bio
Panelists
Kate Nardi Sullivan, Homeownership Coordinator, Dane County Housing Authority View Bio
William Dyke, Chief Judge, Iowa County Circuit Court View Bio
, Program Coordinator for Dispute Resolution, Marquette University Law School View Bio
Debra Tuttle, Chief Mediator for the Milwaukee Foreclosure Mediation Program, Marquette University Law School View Bio
Nelle Rohlich, Assistant Attorney General, Wisconsin Department of Justice View Bio
12:00 PM
Lunch and Luncheon Addresses Ballroom B/C
Introduction of Keynote Speaker
Steven Kuehl, Consumer Regulations Director, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
Luncheon Addresses
Tom Barrett, Mayor, City of Milwaukee View Bio
Antonio Riley, Executive Director, Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority View Bio
1:00 PM
Break and Networking Afternoon Plenary Session will be held in Ballroom A
1:15 PM
Perspective from the University of Wisconsin-Extension, Cooperative Extension (via Pre-recorded Message)
David Wilson, Chancellor, University of Wisconsin Colleges and the University of Wisconsin-Extension
1:30 PM
Speaker's STOPP Foreclosure Taskforce
Daniel Imhoff, Vice President, State Bank of Cross Plains
2:00 PM
Panel Discussion: Social Impacts of Foreclosure

Behind each foreclosure is a family, or multiple families, whose lives will change. This panel focuses on what we know about the way that foreclosures impact families, neighborhoods, communities, crime, health, homelessness and more. An in-depth view of the recent Protecting Tenants at Foreclosure Act of 2009 will be presented and panel members will provide suggestions on the need for additional research and how to address the crisis at the local level.

Moderator and Discussant
Donna-Lou Hertz, Homeless Coordinator, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development View Bio
Panelists
Deborah Blanks, Chief Executive Officer, Social Development Commission
David T Rammler, Director of Government Relations, National Housing Law Project View Bio
M William Sermons, Director, Homelessness Research Institute, National Alliance for Ending Homelessness View Bio
Robin E Smith, Research Associate, Metropolitan Housing and Communities, The Urban Institute View Bio
3:15 PM
Break and Networking
3:30 PM
Panel Discussion: The Future of Housing Finance

This panel of national experts will discuss the current mortgage foreclosure crisis and its impact on the future of housing policy from the perspective of what will our "new normal" look like. As a panel, they will present for consideration alternatives to current practices and will contemplate potential future policies aimed at preventing subsequent foreclosures.

Moderator
Diane Schobert, Business Development Officer, Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority
Panelists
, Associate Professor, Department of Finance, Marquette University View Bio
Sharon Price, Director of Policy, National Housing Conference View Bio
Michael Brown, Director of Policy, National Housing Conference View Bio
4:45 PM
Closing Remarks and Adjourn
Steven Kuehl, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
4:45 PM

Licensed attorneys please note:
We are applying with the Supreme Court of Wisconsin, Board of Bar Examiners, for Continuing Legal Education credits for approval for the use toward the CLE requirement for portions of today's agenda. According to the Board, an approval decision is usually made within two weeks once our request has been submitted (however, during the CLE peak season of November through January, the approval process may take longer). In order to be notified about the availability of CLE credit, you must sign up at the registration desk. Upon notification from the Board, we will let you know their decision immediately via e-mail. Thank you.

 
   

 

Last Updated: November 5, 2009


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