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Cascade: No. 66, Fall 2007

Calendar of Events

Innovative Financial Tools for Serving the Underbanked

Financial institutions and nonprofits are making lower-cost products and services available to the underbanked market (people who primarily conduct their financial transactions outside mainstream financial institutions).

October 16, 2007, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia.

National Inclusionary Housing Conference: Building Strong Mixed-Income Communities

Presented by Business and Professional People for the Public Interest, the Innovative Housing Institute, the National Housing Conference, and PolicyLink.

October 30–November 1, 2007, San Francisco, Calif.

For information, go to www.inhousing.org/conf External Link or call (703) 698-8151.

Homes Within Reach Conference

A training and networking event with 45 workshops, including innovative housing and homelessness programs and policy.

December 6–7, 2007, Harrisburg, Pa.

Details will be posted at housingalliancepa.org. External Link

Opportunity Finance Network Conference

Annual conference includes innovative financing products and challenges facing community development financial institutions.

December 11–14, 2007, Miami, Fla.

For details, see www.opportunityfinance.net/conference. External Link

Regional Equity ’08: The Third National Summit on Equitable Development, Social Justice, and Smart Growth

Highlights the impact of policy efforts in urban, suburban, and rural communities. Topics include using equitable development tools and strategies to address poverty, restore cities, and create affordable housing.

March 5–7, 2008, New Orleans, La.

For information, see www.regionalequity08.org. External Link

Reinventing Older Communities: How Does Place Matter?

This conference offers the latest thinking on how to reinvent cities, highlights innovative efforts, and shares insight on critical issues. Useful for both practitioners and policymakers. The third Reinventing conference organized by the Philadelphia Fed, it includes new “how to” and research tracks.

March 26–28, 2008, Marriott Philadelphia Downtown

Contact Jeri Cohen-Bauman at jeri.cohen-bauman@phil.frb.org for information.