City of Milwaukee, Urban Economic Development Association: Milwaukee summit highlights action and ideas to address home foreclosures

“Foreclosure: Impacts & Opportunities” takes place October 12th

For more information contact:

William Johnson, Urban Economic Development Association of Wisconsin (UEDA)



Suzanne Dennik, Milwaukee Department of City Development


MILWAUKEE— A challenging problem affecting neighborhoods and individuals is the focus of an upcoming community conference. The tenth annual Community Development Summit will examine foreclosures in Milwaukee on October 12th.

Speakers from a range of different disciplines will discuss impacts of foreclosures, available resources in the region, best practices to address foreclosures, and the evolving national response to this aspect of the financial crisis.

One of the featured speakers is John Taylor, President and CEO of the National Community Reinvestment Coalition. Taylor is a leading national expert on economic justice, neighborhood, and housing issues.

In addition to sharing practical information to address the immediate foreclosure crisis, participants will discuss the ongoing efforts to prevent a repetition of the current challenges in future years. Additional attention will be directed toward strengthening neighborhoods.

The summit is sponsored by the Urban Economic Development Association along with the City of Milwaukee.

Foreclosure: Impacts & Opportunities

Date: Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Time: 8:30 – Noon

Location: Italian Conference Center

631 East Chicago Street, Milwaukee