General Sessions

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All listed times are in the Central Daylight time zone (CDT).

Wednesday, June 9, 2021

10:00 AM - 10:40 AM

Opening Remarks & Executive Sit-down

Five Star Global Chairman Ed Delgado will lead a side-by-side discussion with our 2021 featured guest speaker, Rep. Steve Bartlett.

10:40 AM - 11:30 AM

Economic Precipice

The industry and government continue to work together to support the housing market and families impacted by job loss, mortgage forbearances, and other economic stressors resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. Hear from our panel of experts if these measures have been effective, as well as other actions the Fed is expected to take, job growth expected in the tail end of 2021, and economic expectations going into 2022.

11:30 AM - 12:15 PM

Setting Priorities

With new leadership at HUD, the CFPB, and the FHFA, this panel will look at what this change means, and what priorities we can expect to be ushered forth as we look ahead to navigating homeowners out of forbearance plans.

Honoring Our Heroes

Brought to you by the Veterans Financial Services Council, Operation Homefront, and, this special presentation will commemorate the sacrifices of our veterans and Five Star Government Forum’s commitment to making homeownership accessible to this group.


12:15 PM - 12:45 PM

Virtual Lunch Break

12:45 PM - 1:30 PM

Caring for Homeowners

The past year has shown the true purpose of the industry and government working collaborating—to ensure the Dream of Homeownership is stabilized. This panel will discuss the impact of the CARES Act on the servicing industry and the next steps for helping borrowers.

1:30 PM - 2:25 PM

Charting the Future of the GSEs

As the GSEs prepare for what has been determined as their "ultimate exits from conservatorship" hear what challenges still exist to this plan, and if the events of the past year have slowed the GSEs' momentum.

2:25 PM - 2:45 PM

Where Housing is Headed

Fannie Mae SVP and Chief Economist Doug Duncan offers his expert views on housing finance, the mortgage industry, and the broader U.S. economy. Learn where mortgage rates may be headed, as well as Duncan's outlook on home prices and the factors behind ongoing housing inventory shortages. Duncan will also provide insights into Fannie Mae's monthly survey of consumers, the Home Purchase Sentiment Index, which outlines buyer and seller attitudes about homeownership.

2:45 PM - 3:35 PM

Eye on the Horizon & Closing Remarks

As we wrap up the 2021 Five Star Government Forum, leaders from servicing, the industry, and government will summarize the key takeaways and ways the industry and government can strengthen the mortgage process moving forward.

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