Agenda At-A-Glance

Wednesday, March 11, 2009
NCRC National Training Academy
12:00 – 7:00 PM: Registration
12:00 – 1:30 PM: Members Welcome Orientation and Networking
1:30 – 2:45 PM:
CRA 101 — How CRA can be used to stop predatory lending, prevent foreclosures, and revitalize neighborhoods
Organizing and Advocacy — Working with a variety of stakeholders to build powerful movements for change
Enabling Affordable Housing Options — Learn about innovative projects and plans to promote homeownership opportunities

3:00 – 4:15 PM:
Powerful Data Analysis: Tools for Boosting Access to Affordable Loans for Minority, Low- and Moderate-Income Neighborhoods — Use of Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA) data, CRA small business data, bank branch data, and other data source
Legal Strategies in Fair Housing and Fair Lending — Update of the important fair housing and fair lending cases which have taken place in the past year
MoneyWi$e: The Partnership and Approach — NCRC Members will share their experiences in working with Consumer Action’s MoneyWi$e program
4:30 – 5:45 PM:
CRA 2.0 – High Impact CRA — Learn how CRA’s application to banks needs to be strengthened and what other improvements are necessary going forward

Cutting Edge Coalitions — Learn how effective coalitions work and what tools they use to maintain their edge and be effective
Fundamentals of Foreclosure Counseling — Practitioners provide essential information for housing  counselors to assist in effective counseling for their clients
6:00 – 7:00 PM: Congressional Policy and Regulatory Briefing (NCRC Members Only)
7:15 – 8:30 PM: Chairman’s Opening Reception and Geographic Networking Opportunities
8:30 – 9:30 PM: Film Screening I
Thursday, March 12, 2009
7:00 AM – 7:00 PM: Registration
7:00 AM – 7:00 PM: Members Lounge/Internet Cafe
7:30 – 8:30 AM: Networking Breakfast and Overview to the ‘Roadmap to Economic Recovery’ Campaign and Annual Membership Meeting
9:00 AM – Noon: Members’ Hill Meetings
12:30 – 2:00 PM: Congressional Luncheon and Member Debriefings
2:30 – 3:15 PM: All Member Plenary —  Success Stories by NCRC Members
3:30 – 4:45 PM:
Workshop #1 —  Small, Minority and Women Owned Business Development — Restructuring Your Business for Growth in a Down Economy: Current trends and best practices for small businesses
Workshop #2Foreclosure Prevention: Featuring NCRC members from states with aggressive programs to stem foreclosures through local judicial systems
Workshop #3Green Businesses and Green Jobs: Current and future job growth projections and best practices within for Green Jobs
Workshop #4Consumer Credit, Student Loans and Family Financial Issues: Programs that provide funds for asset-building purposes such as purchasing a home attending post-secondary school, expanding or starting a business
Workshop #5REO Properties: Review of neighborhood stabilization programs, CDBG grants, and use of eminent domain to rehabilitate REOs
5:00 – 6:15 PM:
Launching a New Era for Fair Housing:  Emerging Models in States and Communities, plus HOEPA, RESPA and other Regulations: How implementing new HOEPA, RESPA, and other federal regulations will protect families against
unfair practices
Fundraising and Earned Income Strategies for Non-Profits: Learn what non-profits can do to navigate the current funding environment and produce earned income from consulting and other fee for service approaches
Navigating the Economic Recovery Proposal: Review and critique the five major focus areas of spending including Tax cuts for workers and businesses, Expansion of health and unemployment benefits, Aid to states for health and education, Infrastructure, Energy and Jobs and Education
Regulatory Reform and Accountability – Can The New Wall Street Work Enhance Main Street?: Can a new and improved regulatory framework enhance Wall Street’s role in providing access to credit to Main Street and our constituents?
Global Implications of the Financial Crisis: Looking at the spread of subprime lending across the globe and of the acquisition of US companies by foreign institutions
6:30 – 7:15 PM — Exhibitor’s Reception and Member Strategies
7:30 – 9:00 PM — Film Screening II                                
Friday, March 13, 2009
“Roadmap to the Financially Inclusive Society”
7:00 AM – 7:00 PM: Registration
7:00 AM – 7:00 PM: Member Lounge and Internet Cafe
7:00 – 8:00 AM: Breakfast
8:00 – 8:30 AM: Keynote Speaker —  TBA
8:30 – 10:00 AM: Plenary I — Stemming the Foreclosure Damage: The First Steps to Economy Recovery
  • Addressing the continuing foreclosure crisis
  • Recovering REO for affordable housing use
  • Prioritizing infrastructure investments in communities of greatest need
  • Immediate investment priorities in distressed communities
10:15 – 11:45 AM: Plenary II — Bringing Financial Resources to Communities
  • Increasing access to basic banking products and services
  • Creating sustainable jobs: Investing in small businesses
  • Rebuilding the emerging homeownership markets
  • Innovative investments in emerging markets
Noon – 3:30 PM: Luncheon — All Conference Interactive Session
Noon: Luncheon
12:30 PM: Keynote Speech — Speaker TBA, introduction made by John Taylor, President & CEO, NCRC
1:00 – 1:15 PM: Break
1:15-3:00 PM: Interactive Session – “Roadmap to Economic Recovery”, MODERATOR: John Taylor
3:00 – 3:15 PM: Break
3:15 – 4:30 PM: Greeting the New Administration — Members from a variety of agencies of the new Obama administration will be invited to greet NCRC members and Board
4:30 – 4:45 PM: Break
4:45 – 6:00 PM: Film Screening — Jon Losciale
6:30 – 8:30 PM: Awards Dinner
Saturday, March 14, 2009
7:30 – 8:45 AM: Registration
7:30 – 8:45 AM: Breakfast
9:00 – 11:00 AM: In-Depth Communications Workshops – Learn Advanced Techniques from experts and practitioners
  • Public Speaking
  • Getting Your Message in the Print Media
  • Marketing and Branding
  • Developing an Effective Communications Plan
  • Being Effective on Television
  • New Media – Web 2.0 and Social Networking

11:00 AM – Noon: Local Mobilizing for the Roadmap to Economic Recovery Campaign

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NCRC to Testify Before House Financial Services Committee

NCRC President and CEO John Taylor will testify on behalf of NCRC tomorrow afternoon before the United States House of Representatives Committee on Financial Services regarding the use of Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) funds under the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008.  Click Here to Read the Testimony

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Town Hall Updates

At events in more than 30 cities across the country, community organizations are coming together with NCRC and USAction to call on local leaders and Congress to enact solutions to the economic crisis. These solutions focus on foreclosure prevention efforts and on stabilizing neighborhoods that have been disproportionately affected by the foreclosure collapse. › Click

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