Housing and Your City's Future: Fiscal Impacts, Shifting Preferences, and Affordability
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.
Tish Mayfield, firstname.lastname@example.org