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Laurie Goodman is the co-director of the Housing Finance Policy Center at the Urban Institute. Before joining Urban in 2013, Goodman spent 30 years as an analyst and research department manager at a number of Wall Street firms. Goodman currently serves on the board of directors of MFA Financial, a Real Estate Investment Trust, is an advisor to Amherst Capital Management (ACaM), and is a member of the Bipartisan Policy Center’s Housing Commission, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s Financial Advisory Roundtable, and the New York State Mortgage Relief Incentive Fund Advisory Committee. She has published more than 200 journal articles and has co-authored and co-edited five books.

Increasing Minority Mortgage Access

Laurie Goodman and Alanna McCargo of the Urban Institute's Housing Finance Policy Center explain why increasing homeowership to minorities is critical to the economy—and what lenders can do to help.

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