Reinventing Our Communities: Planning for Equity in Recovery – Lessons We’re Learning from COVID-19

When:  May 28, 2020 from 3:00 PM to 4:15 PM (ET)
Associated with  Open Forum

Session Description:

This webinar will elevate necessary policies and practices to mitigate the negative impacts of COVID-19 on low- and moderate-income (LMI) communities. Leading experts will explore the importance of community agency to rebuilding economies and creating an infrastructure for growth based on local assets, education, and skills. They will also address challenges to this process, which include confronting systemic and structural barriers that have created disparities, especially for LMI populations and communities of color. By leading with equity in three pillars of our economy – housing, jobs, and wealth – we can transform policies and practices that are essential to creating stronger households and communities.


  • Raghuram G. Rajan, Katherine Dusak Miller Distinguished Service Professor of Finance at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and former governor of the Reserve Bank of India

  • Andre Perry, fellow with the Metropolitan Policy Program at Brookings Institution

  • Heather Boushey, president and CEO of the Washington Center for Equitable Growth

  • Theresa Singleton, senior vice president and Community Affairs Officer, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia (moderator)