Children & Foreclosures: The Economic Crisis Hits Home

WHAT: “Children & Foreclosures: The Economic Crisis Hits Home”
WHEN: March 12, 2009 from 7:45 AM – 9:45 AM
WHERE: Children’s Agenda/VCR Offices, 2401 N. Grand Blvd.

On Thursday, March 12 please join us in the Vision for Children at Risk/St. Louis Children’s Agenda offices for a webcast presented by Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago and the Urban Institute on the effects of mortgage foreclosures on children.

Join us as we investigate such issues as:

• foreclosures’ effects on kids and the research needed to understand those outcomes better;
• the circumstances of families seeking help and local strategies to prevent foreclosures;
• strategies for stabilizing neighborhoods hit hard by the housing market’s collapse; and
• the opportunities and challenges for states, localities, service organizations, and families presented by Washington’s would-be remedies

Panelists:
• Malcolm Bush, research fellow, Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago
• Ingrid Gould Ellen, co-director, Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy, New York University
• Olivia Golden (moderator), institute fellow, Urban Institute; former assistant secretary for children and families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
• Thomas Perez, Maryland secretary of labor, licensing and regulation
• Others to be announced

To register for the webcast call 314-534-6015 or e-mail vcr@visionforchildren.org

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