Siegal Lifelong Learning Program lecture to address the housing market

The Laura and Alvin Siegal Lifelong Learning Program at Case Western Reserve University will host the fourth session of its four-part Northeast Ohio Public Policy Series on critical regional issues Wednesday, Oct. 7, at 7 p.m. at the Siegal Facility in Beachwood (26500 Shaker Blvd.). The topic for the final session will be “Housing Crisis in Northeast Ohio—Where Are We in 2015?”

Northeast Ohio was one of the hardest hit housing markets in recent years. The market has begun to recover, but housing values and real estate taxes remain two of the most important economic issues facing residents today. This forum will discuss current home prices, new construction, demolitions and foreclosures and home ownership versus renting.

Participants in this session are:

  • James Rokakis, former Cuyahoga County treasurer, Cleveland councilman and director of Thriving Communities Institute
  • Thomas Bier, senior fellow at the Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs at Cleveland State University

Brent Larkin, a writer for The Plain Dealer, will moderate the discussion.

The City Club, Teaching Cleveland Digital, Cleveland Jewish News Foundation and the League of Women Voters of Greater Cleveland will co-sponsor the event.

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