2017 Santa Barbara Housing Conference: "The Road to Housing"
Friday, May 19, 2017, 8:30 a.m.
Friday, May 26, 2017, 3:30 p.m. PDT
Santa Barbara, CA, United States
While housing prices fell slightly on the South Coast during the Great Recession around 2008, home prices have increased with the median home price at nearly $1 million. The majority of the South Coast workforce continues to struggle to find adequate affordable housing. In fact, since 1980 the affordability gap has widened and is significantly greater in Santa Barbara than in the rest of the state or nation. Rents continue to increase to nearly unsustainable levels and the South coast vacancy rate is under one percent.
The 2017 housing conference will feature a dynamic keynote speaker, educational workshops, and expert panel discussion on timely housing topics and issues to educate planners on current local housing and tools to solve the many housing challenges in Santa Barbara.
Shannon Batchev, email@example.com