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St. Louis Fed Economist Presents: Is Homeownership Still the American Dream?


ST. LOUIS ‑‑ Despite recovery in many housing indicators, the homeownership rate continued to fall through mid-year 2016. A Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis economist will address this topic Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016, as part of Dialogue with the Fed, the St. Louis Fed’s free evening lecture series for the general public.

WHO: 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 an assistant vice president and economist at the St. Louis Fed and senior economic adviser at the Center for Household Financial Stability

WHEN: 6 p.m. Nov. 15, 2016

WHERE: Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis

One Federal Reserve Bank Plaza
Broadway and Locust streets
St. Louis, Mo. 63102

Open registration is available at Reporters are invited to attend the event. The discussion also will be webcast live at  

The St. Louis Fed launched its Dialogue with the Fed: Beyond Today's Financial Headlines series in the fall of 2011 to address key economic and financial topics of the day and to provide a forum where attendees easily can ask questions of Fed experts. The discussions are free and open to the public.