HUD No. 08-158
October 9, 2008
HUD TO HOST THREE REGIONAL HOUSING SUMMITS
Federal, State and local leaders to map foreclosure response in L.A., Columbus, Ohio, and Orlando
WASHINGTON � The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development will host three regional housing summits across the country to help launch HUD's new Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP). HUD is inviting key State, city and county leaders to address the country's urgent and long-term housing issues including how to deal with abandoned foreclosed properties within their communities.
NSP provides nearly $4 billion in targeted emergency assistance to state and local governments to acquire and redevelop foreclosed properties that might otherwise become sources of abandonment and blight within their communities. HUD plans summits in Los Angeles (October 10th); Columbus, Ohio (October 14th); and Orlando, Florida (October 16). These Regional Housing Summits have several goals:
- To present details of HUD's current and developing policies and programs, including HUD's new Neighborhood Stabilization Program;
- To share successful Federal, State and local policies and programs that are preventing foreclosures and reducing the effects of property abandonment and declining home values;
- To cultivate public-private partnerships; and
- To offer an open forum for discussion of best practices.
|Who:||HUD Assistant Secretary Susan Peppler
Key HUD Staff
State and local housing and community development officials
|What:||Regional Summits on Housing|
Friday, October 10
8:30 a.m. PDT
Wilshire Grand Hotel
930 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90017
Tuesday, October 14
8:30 a.m. CDT
8700 Lyra Dr.
Columbus, OH 43240
Thursday, October 16
8:30 a.m. EDT
Sheraton Safari Hotel & Suites Lake Buena Vista
12205 S. Apopka Vineland Rd.
Orlando, FL 32836
For more information, visit: HUD's website or contact HUD Public Affairs at (202) 708 � 0685.