Thanks to the tremendous leadership of elected officials and municipal staffers in the south and west suburbs of Chicago -- and to partners involved in the Regional Home Ownership Preservation Initiative and other efforts -- MPC celebrated many policy and on-the-ground victories in 2010, which proved that many of our region's most vexing housing and community development challenges can be solved best when communities work together, rather than on their own.
Both the Federal Reserve Bank and Regional American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) Coordinating Council have published reports that shine the spotlight on lessons learned through the Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) about the value of municipal collaboration.
However, NSP is just one limited federal resource — and its future is uncertain. Looking ahead, what are the near-term opportunities we must seize to support local leaders who promote sustainable communities and stem continued fallout from foreclosures?
That's the question we'll be asking on Feb. 15, when MPC is thrilled to host a roundtable luncheon featuring Antonio Riley, newly appointed U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Regional Administrator for HUD's Midwestern Region; and Robert Grossinger, Enterprise Community Partners' new Chicago-based vice president for its National Community Foreclosure Response initiative. They will join MPC staff and trailblazers from metropolitan Chicago in a discussion that explores needed policy changes and new ways of doing business in today's struggling housing arena.
Register today for "Beyond the Neighborhood Stabilization Program: How foreclosure recovery can foster sustainable communities."