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Thursday, October 31 • 8:00am - 9:15am
Breakfast: Building Policies to Make Housing Affordable: Working Together at the Federal, State, and Local Levels (Sponsored by Mercatus Center at George Mason University)

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In cities across America, renters and home-buyers face shockingly high prices. Rising home prices in cities with growing populations are not a law of nature. Until the 1970s, regions generally accommodated new residents by allowing new housing construction and maintaining a housing stock affordable to households with a range of incomes. What’s changed and how can policymakers and experts deal with this growing problem? The breakfast is an opportunity to meet three leading voices in the policy community and learn from their research and initiatives, which  show how federal, state, and local leaders can reach across the aisle and lead the way to making American housing affordable again.

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Chris Myers

Director of External Relations, Mercatus Center at George Mason University

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Will Toor

Executive Director, Colorado Energy Office
Will Toor is Executive Director of the Colorado Energy Office, where he is helping lead the Polis Administration's clean energy and climate agenda. He is a former mayor of Boulder, Boulder County Commissioner, chair of the Denver Regional Council of Governments and state Air Quality... Read More →
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Eric Hoplin

Head of External Relations, Wells Fargo
Eric Hoplin is the Head of External Relations for Wells Fargo & Company.  He leads a team that engages stakeholders across the country to help address challenges plaguing our communities and our nation.In this role, Hoplin serves as an ambassador for Wells Fargo, bringing the resources... Read More →
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Emily Hamilton

Research Fellow, Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Emily Hamilton is a Research Fellow at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University. Her research focuses on urban economics and land-use policy. Hamilton has authored numerous academic articles and policy papers. She is a PhD candidate in economics at George Mason University.
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Michael Hendrix

Director of State and Local Policy, Manhattan Institute
Michael Hendrix is director of state and local policy at the Manhattan Institute. Previously, he served as senior director for research and emerging issues at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation. Hendrix is a frequent public speaker, and his writings have appeared in, among... Read More →

Thursday October 31, 2019 8:00am - 9:15am MDT