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You’re Invited: Policy Summit on Housing, Human Capital and Inequality, Sponsored by Cleveland and Philadelphia Feds

Join us September 19 and 20 in Cleveland for two days of dynamic discourse about the challenges facing our communities. The 2013 Policy Summit on Housing, Human Capital, and Inequality, sponsored by the Federal Reserve Banks of Cleveland and Philadelphia, will focus on effective strategies to strengthen and rebuild communities, particularly those in older industrial cities.

Keynote speakers include Sandra Pianalto, president and CEO of the Cleveland Reserve Bank, and Eldar Shafir, a Princeton University behavioral psychologist and public policy expert.

Conference sessions will focus on:

  • The future of housing finance
  • Small business trends and policies
  • Addressing student loan debt
  • Payday loans and affordable short-term credit
  • The current state of household balance sheets
  • Consumer finances protection in the new regulatory environment
  • The relationship between unemployment, unemployment insurance, and mortgage default
  • Nontraditional means of stabilizing neighborhoods
  • How Qualified Residential Mortgage (QRM) rules will affect banks
  • How regulatory agencies plan and implement enforcement strategies

The Policy Summit will take place at the InterContinental Hotel & Conference Center, located on the campus of the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio.

Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland

The Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland is one of 12 regional Reserve Banks that along with the Board of Governors in Washington DC comprise the Federal Reserve System. Part of the US central bank, the Cleveland Fed participates in the formulation of our nation’s monetary policy, supervises banking organizations, provides payment and other services to financial institutions and to the US Treasury, and performs many activities that support Federal Reserve operations System-wide. In addition, the Bank supports the well-being of communities across the Fourth Federal Reserve District through a wide array of research, outreach, and educational activities.

The Cleveland Fed, with branches in Cincinnati and Pittsburgh, serves an area that comprises Ohio, western Pennsylvania, eastern Kentucky, and the northern panhandle of West Virginia.

Media contact

Doug Campbell,, 513.455.4479