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A Strong Foundation: How Housing is the Key to Building Back a Better America

Thursday, October 21, 2021 | 10:00 | 2128 RHOB
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  • A resolution to reauthorize the Artificial Intelligence Task Force
  • A resolution to reauthorize the Financial Technology Task Force

Witness List

Panel 1:

  • Symone Crawford, First-Generation Homeowner, Director of STASH and Homeownership Operations & Incoming Executive Director, Massachusetts Affordable Housing Alliance
  • Michael Edmonds, Resident, Tucson House, City of Tucson Department of Housing and Community Development
  • Fernanda Galindo, Cost-Burdened Renter, District of Columbia
  • John R. Harrison, Jr., Formerly Experienced Homelessness, Speaker/Advocate, National Coalition for the Homeless and Street Outreach Navigator, Prince George‚Äôs County Department of Social Services
  • Jan Lee, New York City Rental Property Owner, on behalf of the Small Property Owners of New York (SPONY)

Panel 2:

  • Raj Chetty, William A. Ackman Professor of Public Economics, Harvard University
  • Carlos del Rio, MD, Distinguished Professor of Medicine, Epidemiology and Global Health, Emory University School of Medicine
  • Lisa Rice, President and CEO, National Fair Housing Alliance
  • Khalil Shahyd, Senior Policy Advisor, Equity Environment and Just Communities, Natural Resources Defense Council
  • Matthew D. Dickerson, Director, Grover M. Hermann Center for the Federal Budget, The Heritage Foundation

Hearing Video

Webcast of the Hearing


  • H.R. 6790, The "Business Borrowers Protection Act."
  • H.R. 6790, The "Business Borrowers Protection Act."
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