""CoreLogic"":http://www.corelogic.com/ and the ""Urban Institute"":http://www.urban.org/ have formed a strategic alliance to power further economic and social policy research, the two groups announced. Through the alliance, CoreLogic's data will be used to power the research conducted by the Urban Institute's newly formed Housing Finance Policy Center.[IMAGE]
According to a release from CoreLogic, the alliance's principal goal is to enable the Housing Finance Policy Center to enhance its analytical work. In support of that objective, the Urban Institute will produce data-driven reports, policy analyses, and white papers to inform public policy.
""We believe this is a real win-win relationship,"" said Faith Schwartz, SVP of the Government Solutions Group at CoreLogic. ""The Urban Institute is a prominent and well-respected research organization. We couldn't be happier to work with them.""
Laurie Goodman, director for the Urban Institute's Housing Finance Policy Center, agreed.
""We are very pleased to have a strategic alliance with CoreLogic. They are an incredible provider of data; this data is critical to doing independent, broad based public policy research in the housing finance area. It's our hope that the alliance will continue to grow from here,"" Goodman said.
To kick off the initiative, CoreLogic and the Urban Institute co-hosted a day-long event in the nation's capital titled ""Data, Demand and Demographics: A Symposium on Housing Finance."" The event featured keynote presentations and discussions on a number of topics, including future homeowner and rental demographics, increasing liquidity and transparency in the secondary markets, and how to best improve credit availability. Chief among the speakers was Gene Sperling, director of the National Economic Council and assistant to President Obama on economic policy.
""This event has given our strategic alliance some great momentum,"" Schwartz said. ""When we look at the quality of speakers, panelists and the turn out, it's easy to get excited about what this alliance can bring to the table in terms of housing policy insight.""