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For Immediate Release

Federal Reserve Governor Lael Brainard to discuss CRA at NHC’s National Advisory Council meeting on Oct. 20


Andrea Nesby

WASHINGTON – The National Housing Conference (NHC) is pleased to announce Federal Reserve Board Governor Lael Brainard will join the organization for its National Advisory Council (NAC) meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 20, to discuss the Federal Reserve Board’s plans following the release of its September Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to modernize the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA). The meeting will begin at 2:30 p.m. with introductions from NAC co-chairs Barry Zigas, senior fellow at Consumer Federation of America, and Jackie O’Garrow, former Bank of America executive, followed by remarks from NHC President and CEO David Dworkin on NHC’s National Housing Act and other housing priorities.

The meeting will be livestreamed via NHC’s Facebook page. Governor Brainard’s remarks will begin promptly at 3 p.m. and will be followed by a Q&A session. Members of the media are encouraged to submit a question in advance to NHC Marketing and Communications Manager Andrea Nesby at

NHC’s National Advisory Council brings together thought leaders from across the housing industry to examine the issues that define current housing policy and explore how to navigate future challenges and opportunities. Launched in June 2018, the NAC is chartered to actively support and promote NHC and its mission.

WHEN: Tuesday, Oct. 20. 2:30 – 4:00 p.m. ET

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CONTACT: If you would like to submit a question, please send to Andrea Nesby at

About NHC: The National Housing Conference has been defending the American Home since 1931. We believe everyone in America should have equal opportunity to live in a quality, affordable home in a thriving community. NHC convenes and collaborates with our diverse membership and the broader housing and community development sectors to advance our policy, research and communications initiatives to effect positive change at the federal, state and local levels. Politically diverse and nonpartisan, NHC is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.


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