Homeownership has never been more affordable than it is now, compared to the alternative of renting. Extensive new evidence reveals that the consensus opinion about the housing bubble has been upside down. I will give your audience a brief peak into this evidence. High home prices were not caused by aggressive lending or selling. But, since the crisis, formerly qualified borrowers have been systematically blocked from ownership. Since the financial crisis, we have set obstacles in front of millions of Americans who should be homeowners. Building homes and finding ways to help families own those homes is a social service American families desperately need. And the mission of moving American households from renters to owners has never been a more essential and laudable mission than it is today. The association of the healthy rate of home building and home selling with high prices before the crisis is wrong, and it has prevented the home building and real estate industries from serving households well for a decade. Let me introduce your audience to the compelling evidence that shows that real estate services are more important than ever, and that real estate ownership has never been a more affordable and safe choice for American families. See my slideshow and video for an introduction to the evidence behind this new view.