Community Development

2010

 

Working Cars for Working Families: Real Progress, Real Opportunities

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Fri., October 29, 2010
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

The Offices of the Federal Reserve Board of Governors, Martin Building, Terrace Level, Washington, D.C.

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Overview

The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond and the National Consumer Law Center®, with the support of the Annie E. Casey Foundation, are hosting a national forum on cars and working families on October 29, 2010 in Washington, D.C. The event will focus on efforts to ensure that families have access to a safe and reliable car at fair terms. Discussion topics will include the changing landscape of auto sales and finance regulation, data collection and analysis, and the efforts of nonprofit ownership programs to meet the needs of struggling families for a reliable car. Academics, regulators, consumer advocates, car ownership organizations and policymakers from across the country have been invited.

The agenda will consist of a series of panel presentations and follow-up discussions focusing on:

  • The importance and impact of cars for family economic success;
  • Obstacles and challenges faced by working families in the existing markets for cars and financing; and
  • Opportunities for progress- A look at potential solutions including policy change, market based improvements, and nonprofit ownership programs.
 

Audience

Invitation only. Academics, regulators, consumer advocates, car ownership organizations and policymakers

More Links:

National Consumer Law Center

The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

The Annie E. Casey Foundation

National Consumer Law Center, Car Sales & Financing

Contact Information:

If you have any material that you would like distributed to participants, please contact Leah Plunkett at lplunkett@nclc.org by October 13.

Agenda

 

Resources/Presentations

Importance and Impact of Cars for Family Economic Success, Kim Zeuli, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond

Importance & Impact of Cars for Family Economic Success, Evelyn Blumenberg, UCLA School of Public Affairs

Auto Finance in the Meltdown's Wake by JJ Hornblass, Auto Finance News

Auto Lending Abuses, Chris Kukla, Center for Responsible Lending

Vehicles for Change: Changing Lives with Donated Cars, Martin Schwartz

Financing Your Next Car: How to Avoid Scams

 

Registration

Deadline: October 20, 2010

Registration has closed. Thank you for your interest.

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