White House forum discusses state of the housing industry

IAR President Loretta Alonzo listening to HUD and Treasury officials as they update housing industry leaders at the White House Forum on Housing in Washington, D.C.

Illinois REALTOR® representatives were invited to share their perspective on the Illinois housing market at the White House Forum on Housing yesterday in Washington, D.C. Illinois Association of REALTORS® (IAR) President Loretta Alonzo, CRB, GRI, and IAR Housing Policy Advisor Sharon Gorrell were there to discuss the Illinois real estate market and receive updates on programs such as Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP®), Home Affordable Foreclosure Alternatives (HAFA) program, the Federal Housing Finance Agency bulk purchase program and the recent robo-signing settlement with the nation’s five largest mortgage servicers.

IAR Housing Policy Advisor Sharon Gorrell, IAR President Loretta Alonzo, Mainstreet Organization of REALTORS® President-Elect Tonya Corder and Illinois Mortgage Bankers Association (IMBA) President and IAR member Carol Gardner after the White House Forum on Housing in Washington, D.C.

 

4 thoughts on “White House forum discusses state of the housing industry

  1. It was my privilege along with Sharon Gorrell and Tonya Corder to represent our Illinois Realtors at the White House Housing Forum yesterday in Washington, D.C.
    We had the opportunity to share our viewpoints with White House leaders from HUD and the Treasury Dept along with others from Illinois, including Illinois Housing Counselors and lenders. We had the opportunity to ask the “tough” questions about HAFA, HAMP, BPO issues and many more. We hope our viewpoints were taken seriously by the representatives from HUD and the Treasury.

  2. Delighted to see that Illinois was represented at this meeting. We need to let the White House and Congress know what the problems are “in the field”. Often a program is developed in DC and never implemented locally because the designers don’t know the facts. Thanks, Loretta and Tonya and Sharon for representing us.

  3. It was an informative session and it was great to have the opportunity to develop relationships with administration officials and have the ability to keep the conversations going!

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