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Is Homeownership Still the American Dream?

Registration for this event is closed.

When:  Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016
Time:  Reception: 6 p.m. (Light fare will be served.)
Presentation and Q&A: 6:30-8 p.m.
Location: Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
One Federal Reserve Bank Plaza
Broadway and Locust St.
St. Louis, Mo. 63102 (map it)

Despite recovery in many housing indicators, the homeownership rate continued to fall through mid-year 2016. Economist William R. Emmons will explore the question of whether we’re experiencing a permanent retreat from homeownership or simply the last stages of the historic crash in the housing market. Emmons is a St. Louis Fed assistant vice president and senior economic adviser at the Center for Household Financial Stability.

An audience question and answer session with a panel will follow the presentation. In addition to Emmons, the panelists are:

  • Daniel Davis, St. Louis Fed Community Development senior manager;
  • Carlos Garriga, an assistant vice president whose research focuses include housing markets and finance;
  • Don Schlagenhauf, chief economist at the center; and
  • Julie Stackhouse, moderator, executive vice president and managing officer of departments including Supervision and Community Development.

The event is free and open to the public on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration is required and will end Monday, Nov. 14, or as soon as all seats are filled.

For more information, contact Valerie Coleman at 314-444-8310 or at

This presentation is part of the St. Louis Fed’s evening discussion series, called Dialogue with the Fed: Beyond Today's Financial Headlines. Previous presentations are available at this site.