Mansfield Foundation Fellow in Urban Policy Development
U.S. Conference of Mayors
Washington, District of Columbia
Aims of the Fellowship
The fellowship will consist of researching and assessing the current status of the federal government and private industry's efforts to address the foreclosure crisis. I will evaluate the effectiveness of such programs to modify mortgages and limiting the negative effect of foreclosed properties on urban neighborhoods. I will evaluate small business lending in the same fashion. The research will be used to brief the U.S. Conference of Mayors and mayors as part of an effort to create informed dialogue between mayors and the banking industry.