Regional HOPI Annual Plenary assesses state of the foreclosure crisis in Chicago region

Written by Regional Home Ownership Preservation Initiative on July 8, 2010 - 10:20am

The impact of the foreclosure crisis continues to be front and center for the Chicago region’s communities. The 2010 Regional Home Ownership Preservation Initiative Annual Plenary will be an opportunity to hear from experts on economic and foreclosure trends, as well as a chance to share information about successes, challenges and emerging initiatives from peers and practitioners throughout the region. Topics to be covered include:

  • How to best keep families in their homes in current market conditions;
  • Continued supply of vacant and foreclosed homes – how to minimize neighborhood disinvestment and generate neighborhood confidence for rental and for sale;
  • Emerging initiatives, including new efforts regarding mortgage fraud, the Housing Action Illinois Servicer Accountability Initiative, and the Circuit Court of Cook County Mortgage Foreclosure Mediation Program.

Please register online by clicking here and entering the code ILRHOPI715. If you do not enter the code, you will not be registered. Space is limited and registration is first-come, first-served, so we encourage you to RSVP early. Also, for security reasons, we must have your name on the guest list of the Federal Reserve Bank in advance of the meeting.

Boxed lunches will be served at 11:30am and a reception will follow the event, ending at 6:00pm.

See a full agenda and presenter list here.

Currently, over 400 individuals are involved in Regional HOPI through participation in annual planning and information sharing meetings, regular coordination meetings and/or receipt of information via RHOPI’s list serve. If you have not already done so, please take a moment to view Regional HOPI’s website at and sign up for regular updates. If you would like to get more involved in Regional HOPI, please contact Kelly Clarke at