Upcoming Oklahoma City Fed Reserve Bank video cast examines housing policy

On Tuesday, May 18th, the Oklahoma City office of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City will be hosting a video cast featuring Dr. Eric Belsky, one of the country’s leading experts in housing and urban issues. Dr. Eric Belsky is Executive Director of the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University and lecturer in urban design at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. He will share his views about current housing challenges, policies, innovative initiatives and the role of consumer and mortgage credit in stabilizing the housing sector.

The May 18th video cast will be from 1:00 to 3:00 pm at the Federal Reserve Bank’s Oklahoma City office, located at 226 Dean A. McGee Avenue.  The event is free and open to the public; however, attendees are asked to RSVPat their earliest convenience to Annette Phillips at annette.f.phillips@kc.frb.org or (405) 270-8486. Refreshments will be served.


Former Executive Director David Blatt joined OK Policy in 2008 and served as its Executive Director from 2010 to 2019. He previously served as Director of Public Policy for Community Action Project of Tulsa County and as a budget analyst for the Oklahoma State Senate. He has a Ph.D. in political science from Cornell University and a B.A. from the University of Alberta. David has been selected as Political Scientist of the Year by the Oklahoma Political Science Association, Local Social Justice Champion by the Dan Allen Center for Social Justice, and Public Citizen of the Year by the National Association of Social Workers.

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