Monday, September 25, 2017 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM EDT
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Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, Baltimore Branch 
502 S. Sharp Street
Baltimore, MD 21201

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Odette Ramos 
Community Development Network of Maryland 

Housing Counselor Connections 

 Maryland's Housing Counselors are a vital part of Maryland's economy! Without housing counselors, what would have happened to all those families who were facing foreclosure?  What would happen to families who are purchasing homes but have no idea what they are doing?

Join us to celebrate the importance of the Housing Counseling sector in Maryland during Counselor Connections, taking place on Sept 25 from 10-3pm at the Federal Reserve in Baltimore as part of Community Development Week.


10am-10:15am  Welcome and Opening Remarks

10:15am-11:15pm Federal Outlook for Housing Counselors

Bruce Dorpalen - Executive Director, National Housing Resource Center

Dr. R. Andrew Bauer, Senior Regional Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond

11:15am-12:15am Concurrent Sessions

Understanding SB1033, Maryland's Expedited Foreclosure Law for vacant and abandoned properties, and how to assist your clients.  

Common Ownership Communities, important review of Maryland's growing common ownership communities.

   Reverse Mortgage, Important reminders when working with clients with reverse mortgages

Lender Resource Tables

12:15pm-1:30pm - Lunch speakers

State Senator Jim Rosepep - Report on the Maryland Consumer FInancial Protection Commission established under SB885/HB1134

Bruce Dorpalin - the future of housing counseling industry

1:30pm-2:30pm Concurrent Sessions

Executive Directors/Program Managers Roundtable - Facilitated discussion about funding, future of the field and more. 

Housing Counselors Roundtable - Facilitated session on issues you have each day in serving clients

Lender Resource Tables

2:30pm-2:45pm Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development Updates

2:45pm-3:00pm Wrap up 

This is a free event, but you MUST register!  

Security is extremely tight at the Federal Reserve. you MUST register by September 20, 2017.