Communities do — and should — have control over many aspects of their local housing development. With soaring unemployment adding to existing affordability problems and the quality of aging homes, municipal leaders are looking for answers about how, when and where to begin solving their community’s housing challenges. Charting a path forward starts with deciding housing is a priority.
On August 18, 2020, MSA housing experts Jason Valerius, Becky Binz and Matt Frater discussed the realities and challenges that communities are facing and guided participants through options on how to best chart a path forward.
Or, check out MSA’s Planning for Housing Report to learn more about the housing challenges communities are facing and the tools needed to address them.
August 18, 2020
Becky Binz, AICP
Jason Valerius, AICP
America has a housing problem. It affects every county in every state, without exception. According to the National Low Income Housing Coalition, the United States needs 7.2 million more affordable housing units just to meet the needs of extremely low-income families. Middle-income brackets are struggling as well, stretched to find quality housing that works within…
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