On the Home Front: State and Local Housing Policies in the Trump Era
Location: Harvard Kennedy School | Belfer Building, Bell Hall
Joseph A. Curtatone, Mayor of the City of Somerville, MA
Chrystal Kornegay, Undersecretary of the MA Department of Housing and Community Development
Henry Korman, Partner at Klein Hornig LLP, focused on housing and civil rights
Chris Herbert, JCHS Managing Director (moderator)
The new Trump administration and the Republican-controlled Congress could portend significant changes in the many federal programs and policies that affect housing and community development. While it is too soon to know exactly what the new administration and Congress will do, there are likely to be important discussions and debates in the coming months about such topics as: future federal funding and tax incentives for housing, enforcement of fair housing laws, the future of entities like Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, and a host of other federal policies that affect housing and community development such as infrastructure and immigration. Panelists will discuss what they see as the most significant threats and possible opportunities, as well as how officials and advocates can prepare for, respond to, and possibly shape key policies and programs in the next few years.