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Garth Rieman, Dir. of Housing Advocacy & Strategic Initiatives, National Council of State Housing Agencies to Speak at KC’s Event on Foreclosure Prevention Live Webinar


New York, NY, October 05, 2008 --(PR.com)-- The Knowledge Congress, the leading producer of regulatory focused webinars announced today that Garth Rieman, Director of Housing Advocacy and Strategic Initiatives at National Council of State Housing Agencies will speak at the Knowledge Congress’ upcoming webinar entitled “Foreclosure Prevention for Banks & Credit Unions”. This 2-hour event is scheduled for January 9, 2009, Friday, at 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT. (For further details of the event and an updated list of panelists, please visit: (http://www.knowledgecongress.org/event_2008_for.html)

The recent extended credit crisis has caused a record number of home foreclosures. While tragic for homeowners, this also presents considerable difficulties for banks and credit unions. Home foreclosures often require banks to take possession and forcing them to sell the properties at a loss. The key to minimizing these risks is to take steps internally to help prevent at least some foreclosures.

The Knowledge Congress has assembled a group of key thought leaders in this area who will help your institution understand how to take preventive measures in this area. The group will present their findings in an upcoming webinar.

About Garth Rieman

Garth Rieman is the Director of Housing Advocacy and Strategic Initiatives for the National Council of State Housing Agencies (NCSHA), where he has worked since February of 1993. He manages NCSHA’s legislative and regulatory work on the Low Income Housing Tax Credit, tax-exempt housing bonds, Section 8, the HOME program, FHA, HUD and USDA appropriations, the GSEs, and rural housing.

From 1989 to 1993, Garth served as a professional staff member and the Republican staff director for the United States Senate Housing Subcommittee. He also worked at HUD, the National Association of Realtors, and the U.S. Office of Management and Budget.

Garth graduated from Pomona College and received a Masters Degree in Public Policy from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

About National Council of State Housing Agencies

The National Council of State Housing Agencies (NCSHA) is a nonprofit organization created more than 30 years ago to coordinate and leverage state Housing Finance Agencies’ (HFA) federal advocacy efforts for affordable housing. NCSHA’s members are the HFAs of every state, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands, the agencies that allocate the Low Income Housing Tax Credit (Housing Credit) in the two states where an HFA does not, and approximately 350 profit and nonprofit firms in the affordable housing field.

NCSHA represents its members in Washington before Congress, the Administration, and several federal agencies concerned with housing, including HUD and the Treasury, and with other advocates for affordable housing. At the center of HFA activity within the states and NCSHA’s work in Washington are three federally authorized programs: the Mortgage Revenue Bond (MRB), the Housing Credit, and the HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) program. NCSHA is the principal advocate in Washington for both MRBs and the Housing Credit and the principal state advocate for HOME.

For more information about Brian Rubin and Sutherland, please visit: www.ncsha.org/

About The Knowledge Congress

The Knowledge Congress is an organization that produces webinars that examine regulatory changes across a variety of industries. “We bring together the world's leading authorities and industry participants through informative two-hour webinars to study the impact of changing regulations.” To contact or to register to an event, please visit: www.knowledgecongress.org.

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