WHAT: "Strengthening Neighborhoods in Weak Markets": Fed Workshop to Offer Strategies for Communities to Mitigate Impact of Foreclosures
WHEN: Wednesday, Sept. 24, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CDT
Thursday, Sept. 25, 8 a.m. to noon
WHERE: Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
Gateway Conference Center
Fourth and Locust streets
Downtown St. Louis
WHO: Federal Reserve banks of St. Louis, Chicago and Minneapolis
WHY: Vacant buildings, diminished tax revenue and displaced residentsall are fallout from widespread foreclosures. Moreover, the issues in low-cost real estate markets may be different than those in communities with stronger labor markets or less-affordable housing. Nationally recognized experts will address some key strategies that can help communities repair, recover and rebuild.
This workshop is part of the Federal Reserve's "Homeownership and Mortgage Initiative," a comprehensive strategy to provide information and outreach to prevent unnecessary foreclosures and stabilize communities.
For a complete agenda of speakers and times,visit: http://www.stlouisfed.org/RRRseries/event4/Prelim_Agenda_STL.pdf