Schedule of Events

Subject to change

Wednesday, November 14

7:00 p.m.

Opening Reception

Join us for a private evening reception as we convene, connect, and prepare for the conversations and collaborations to come.

Thursday, November 15

8:00 a.m.

Continental Breakfast

9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

Session 1: State of the Island

  • Understanding the extent of the damage
  • Statistics regarding affected population
  • Public infrastructure, utilities, and schools
  • Demographics of delinquent and abandoned properties
  • Finding effective next steps
  • GSE response, programs and outlook
  • Housing victims of major disasters act (proposed congressional legislation)
  • Disaster Housing Assistance Program (DHAP) overview and impact (HUD)
  • Low income housing tax credit (IRS)
12:00 p.m.

Buffet Lunch featuring a Keynote Speaker

1:00 p.m.– 4:00p.m.

Session 2: State of the Recovery Efforts and Government Programs

  • Speakers from FEMA and Puerto Rican government
  • Update from the ground
  • Overview of recovery efforts
  • Timing and next steps
  • GSE response, programs, and outlook
  • Housing victims of major disasters act (proposed congressional legislation)
  • Disaster Housing Assistance Program (DHAP) overview and impact (HUD)
  • Low income housing tax credit (IRS)
  • Next steps

Friday, November 16

8:00 a.m.

Continental Breakfast

9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

Session 3: Mortgage-Related Issues and Initiatives

  • Overview of Puerto Rican legal system
  • Foreclosure crisis and pricing impact
  • Statistical presentation on quick clearing of abandoned or undesired properties
  • Outreach efforts to delinquent homeowners, including those who have left the island, to facilitate deeds in lieu or other resolution alternatives
  • State of the Puerto Rican real estate market today
  • Federal and private programs to stabilize real estate market

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