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NCST’s work increases access to homeownership, promotes resilient neighborhoods, and advances racial equity by advocating for policy change.
Our guest speaker will be..
Ira Goldstein, President of Policy Solutions at Reinvestment Fund based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Reinvestment Fund is a mission-driven financial institution committed to making communities work for all people. Through coalition partnerships, Reinvestment Fund works to shift how entire sectors work to dismantle systems that perpetuate social and economic inequality.
Policy Solutions at Reinvestment Fund utilizes evidence based data tools to inform market based policy decisions. The data is used to understand impediments to opportunity and address systemic racism and other entrenched challenges. Policy Solutions has published racial bias research and has been cited in numerous media outlets.
Please join us to hear Ira’s perspective on how emerging investor trends and home appraisal bias are affecting wealth building strategies in communities of color.
Ira Goldstein, Ph.D., is President of Policy Solutions at Reinvestment Fund, a results-oriented, socially responsible community investment group. Goldstein has conducted spatial and statistical analyses in communities across the US. Those studies are used by government and philanthropy to craft policy and allocate public and philanthropic resources. He also has conducted studies of mortgage lending disparities, reverse mortgages, mortgage foreclosures and predatory/abusive lending practices. His work supported government-initiated civil rights and consumer protection cases. Goldstein created Reinvestment Fund’s proprietary Market Value Analysis (MVA), used in communities across the US. He also led the creation of Reinvestment Fund’s childcare access gap analysis.
For over 35 years, Goldstein has been a Lecturer for University of Pennsylvania’s (Penn) Urban Studies program. He instructs in research methods, statistics, and housing policy. Goldstein is a Fellow with the Penn’s Institute for Urban Research and sits on the Board of Children First PA. Before coming to Reinvestment Fund, Goldstein served as Mid-Atlantic Director of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity at HUD.