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*Media Advisory* Mortgage Lending in St. Louis: From HMDA to Home Improvement


WHAT: "Mortgage Lending in St. Louis: From HMDA to Home Improvement"

WHEN: Dec. 6, 2007, 9 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.

WHERE: One Financial Plaza (2nd Floor), 501 N. Broadway, Corner of Broadway and Washington Avenue

WHO: Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis

WHY: What is the status of mortgage lending in greater St. Louis? How has the subprime market affected the community? What are some possible remedies to address foreclosures? Offering new research, both public (Home Mortgage Disclosure Act) and proprietary (Loan Performance Corp.), the primary speakers will be:

Andy Meyer, a senior economist in the St. Louis Fed's Supervisory Policy Analysis Unit, who will discuss HMDA analysis of the St. Louis metro area.

Yuliya Demyanyk, an economist with the Supervisory Policy Analysis Unit, who will shed light on the subprime mortage crisis.

Other participants will include Susan Ellis, assistant attorney general for the State of Illinois; Mike Duncan of the St. Louis County Planning Department; Carol Laslo of Fannie Mae; and Daniel McKim of the Missouri Housing Trust Fund.

The registration fee is $30 and includes a continental breakfast, lunch and parking in the St. Louis Centre Garage. For registration, contact Cynthia Davis, (314) 444-8761, or log on to:

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