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Opportunity Zone Update with HUD Secretary Ben Carson

Washington DC | Air Date: July 9 | 12:30 PM EDT

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Ben Carson

Ben Carson (Opening Remarks)

Secretary , Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

On March 2nd, 2017, Dr. Benjamin S. Carson, Sr., M.D., was sworn in as the 17th Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. For nearly 30 years, Secretary...

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Alfonso Costa Jr.

Alfonso Costa Jr.

Deputy Chief of Staff, Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

Alfonso Costa Jr. currently serves as Deputy Chief of Staff to Secretary Ben Carson at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). In his role, Mr. Costa is respons...

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Scott Turner

Executive Director, White House Opportunity and Revitalization Council

Scott Turner currently serves as the Executive Director of the White House Opportunity and Revitalization Council. The Council’s core mission includes leading joint efforts across...

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Ja'Ron Smith

Ja'Ron Smith

Deputy Assistant to President Trump, Office of American Innovation, The White House

Ja’Ron Smith is currently Deputy Assistant to the President (Office of American Innovation) and previously served as a Special Assistant to the President for the White House Office...

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Mike Kelly

Mike Kelly

Congressman, State of Pennsylvania

State of Pennsylvania Mike Kelly was born in Pittsburgh and raised in Butler, Pennsylvania, where he has lived for more than 50 years. After graduating from Butler High School in...

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Doug Bibby (Moderator)

President, NMHC

Douglas M. Bibby is President of the National Multifamily Housing Council (NMHC), a national organization of more than 1,100 member firms involved in the multifamily housing indust...

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Webinar Summary

  1. What strategies has HUD pursued to help renters deal with the economic challenges posed by the coronavirus?
  2. Some financial experts and housing advocates say Opportunity Zones are hurting more than helping. How is HUD addressing these concerns?
  3. How can HUD help to ensure that the funds are aiding operating businesses and community growth in Opportunity Zones, as opposed to just real estate?
  4. Could redesigning the program help give money to small businesses in the designated areas?
  5. What changes, or proposed changes, could be sent to the IRS in the near future?

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