In his new book, Shelter from the Storm: How a COVID Mortgage Meltdown was Averted, former Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) Director Mark Calabria describes how the COVID-19 crisis posed a threat to the mortgage and housing markets. Calabria reveals the government’s decision-making process he helped lead to minimize costs to the taxpayer and to resist calls for Wall Street bailouts. Please join CEI for a discussion on how the FHFA under his leadership minimized the COVID housing crisis with author Mark Calabria, in conversation with Kent Lassman. Sign up below to attend the reception and book forum in person or to watch the discussion online only. 

When: Tuesday, April 4, 2023

11:30 am – 1:00 pm Luncheon and Book Forum

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Livestream Book Forum

Where: CEI, 1310 L St NW, 7th Floor, Washington, DC 20005 // Zoom

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Questions: [email protected] or 202.331.2764

Pre-order your copy of Shelter from the Storm – due out March 14, 2023 – here.

Mark Calabria is a senior advisor to the Cato Institute and the cofounder of Cato’s Center for Monetary and Financial Alternatives. He is the former director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency, which regulates and supervises Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and the Federal Home Loan Banks. Prior to his heading of the Federal Housing Finance Agency, Calabria served as chief economist to Vice President Mike Pence and senior aide to the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. Calabria holds a doctorate in economics from George Mason University.

Kent Lassman hosts and moderates the Competitive Enterprise Institute’s Online Event series. His day job as CEI president and CEO involves managing the organization’s operations and overseeing strategy for policy, communications, and development. Since CEI’s Online Event series began in early 2020, Lassman has interviewed policymakers and leading thinkers, including Senator Mike Lee (R-UT), then-EPA Administer Andrew Wheeler, and Harvard’s Cass Sunstein.

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