On Saturday, March 1, Congressman Barney Frank of Massachusetts is visiting Phoenix and will be hosted by Congressman Ed Pastor to a variety of activities and meetings. One of the activities for Congressman Frank will be a Housing Foreclosure Forum. The forum will take place on Saturday, March 1, 2008 starting at 1:30 pm. and ending at 3:30 p.m. The Housing Foreclosures Forum will provide and opportunity for local input to Congress. As the chair person for the Financial Services Committee, Congressman Frank has taken a leadership role on the mortgage and housing crisis that has resulted from the foreclosures and mortgage credit issues. The Forum will allow local practitioners and stakeholders to provide real experiences and valuable input about this subject matter. Addressing Congressman Frank will be leaders from the AZ Dept. of Financial Institutions, the AZ Mortgage Lenders Association, HUD, City Council Housing committees, the AZ Association of REALTORS and Nate Martinez, representing the Phoenix Association of REALTORS. It will be held at the Virginia C. Piper Auditorium-ASU/UofA Medical Center, 7th and Van Burien Phoenix. This is a great opportunity to see and hear our local concerns reach another ear in Washington D.C. We hope you can attend.