Today, we were honored to welcome Shaun Donovan, the U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development to Zillow’s headquarters for a town hall meeting on minority access to housing, called “Building Equality in Housing.”
After an introduction by Kyle Williams of the National Urban League, Zillow Chief Economist Stan Humphries moderated a discussion between Secretary Donovan and a live audience. They also took questions via Twitter, which were submitted using the hashtag #BuildingEquality.
Stan and Secretary Donovan discussed issues such as discrimination in housing, the importance and effectiveness of counseling for home buyers and the need to keep the Federal Housing Administration strong, even as discussions are happening in Washington around reforming the mortgage finance system.
You can follow the ongoing discussion on Twitter, using hashtag #BuildingEquality.
The town hall meeting was complemented by Zillow research into the issue of minority access to housing.