Join us for a live event on federal involvement in real estate

Federal real estate programs could be doing more for families, communities and taxpayers alike. Later this month we’ll unveil new policy recommendations for how Congress can make that happen.

Smart Growth America and LOCUS, our coalition of responsible real estate developers and investors, have developed a set of policy recommendations for federal real estate programs. Join us for an online event about this new platform.

Federal Involvement in Real Estate: A Call to Action

When: Thursday, July 25, 2013 – 11:00 AM EDT
Speaking: Geoff Anderson, President and CEO, Smart Growth America
Chris Leinberger, President, LOCUS
Ilana Preuss, Vice President and Chief of Staff, Smart Growth America
Frank Alexander, Sam Nunn Professor of Law, Emory University
Dennis Allen, Director of Planning and Development, ZRZ Realty
Richard Baron, President, McCormack Baron Salazar
Eric Larson, Managing Partner, Bedrock Real Estate Services
Where: Register at the link below. Call-in information will be sent to registrants.

In January, Smart Growth America published Federal Involvement in Real Estate: A Call for Examination. That report examined the federal government’s spending and commitment to real estate programs each year: $450 billion annually across 50 programs at half a dozen federal agencies.

From loan guarantees to commercial tax credits, federal real estate programs help families purchase their first home, help those most in need pay their rent and aid community redevelopment, along with many other things. Taken as a whole these expenditures influence where and how homes, businesses and even whole neighborhoods are built in the United States.

Our forthcoming policy recommendations, Federal Involvement in Real Estate: A Call for Action, will be a companion to that report. In addition to joining the live event, you can join the conversation on Twitter at #RethinkRealEstate.