Housing and Your City's Future: Fiscal Impacts, Shifting Preferences, and Affordability

APA Indiana Chapter


Friday, May 10, 2019
8 a.m. - 9 a.m. EDT

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Over the last few decades, housing costs and rents have risen at a much faster rate than incomes leading to a shortage of affordable housing. More recently, the insufficient supply of housing has exasperated the lack of affordable housing and contributed to displacement, sprawl, longer commutes, and higher transportation costs for workers. During this time, housing development in large part has failed to react to a growing segment that desires to live in walkable neighborhoods near amenities and transportation. These changes have brought many challenges for many communities and revealed the critical role of housing in economic development. 


To maintain competitiveness, it is critical that cities, towns and regions understand the connection between the role of housing and their overall economic growth strategy. Housing has significant implications on talent attraction and retention, local tax base growth, cost and efficiency of public service delivery, business attraction and retention, and individual wealth generation. This session will explore how other communities have incorporated housing priorities into their economic development strategies to meet the current housing demands and compete for future talent and jobs. 


Mark O'Neall

Invited Speaker

Mark O’Neall is a senior associate with Greenstreet Ltd., an Indianapolis-based real estate development, brokerage and consulting firm, focused on leveraging anchor institutions as catalysts for community redevelopment. He is a project manager overseeing anchor institution strategies, housing studies, market analyses, and economic development implementation throughout Indiana, Ohio, and ... Read More

Dennis Carson

Invited Speaker

Dennis Carson is director of the City of Lafayette Economic Development Department, a post he assumed in early 2005 and as executive director of the Lafayette Urban Enterprise Association Inc., a post he’s held since 1994. Over the years, Dennis has assisted in industry commercial/office/housing development and ... Read More

Sara Reed

Invited Speaker

Sarah L. Reed is the Director of Planning and Development for the City of Noblesville, Indiana and a certified Planner through the American Institute of Certified Planners. She was appointed by Mayor John Ditslear to the position in February of 2016 after serving for two years in the City’s ... Read More

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Tish Mayfield, tmayfield@thecorydongroup.com