The Housing Gap Coalition aims to keep Utah home prices affordable for the next generation

SALT LAKE CITY, UT (April 26, 2018) — On Tuesday, May 1, 2018 the Salt Lake Chamber and Utah business leaders will officially launch the Housing Gap Coalition. This business-led group is the first of its kind in the nation and aims to address Utah’s housing affordability crisis before it’s too late.

A new study, commissioned by the Salt Lake Chamber and conducted by the Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute, shows the rate housing prices are increasing in Utah threatens our cost of living, economic prosperity and quality of life. Unchecked, average Utahns will be priced out of our housing market in 26 years. Already, Utah housing is more expensive than some of our top competitor cities in economic development. The business community is determined to address the issue before it becomes a crisis.

When:
Tuesday, May 1 at 10:30 a.m. 
The event Immediately follows Informed Decisions Seminar on Housing Affordability: How serious is the problem?, a research report and panel discussion hosted by the Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute at the University of Utah.

Where:
Ivory Ballroom (second floor), Thomas S. Monson Center, Gardner Policy Institute
411 E. South Temple, Salt Lake City

Who:
Steve Starks, President, Larry H. Miller Sports & Entertainment; Chair, Housing Gap Coalition; Vice Chair, Salt Lake Chamber Board of Governors
Derek Miller, President and CEO, Salt Lake Chamber

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The Salt Lake Chamber is Utah’s largest and longest-standing business association. A statewide chamber of commerce with members in all 29 Utah counties, the Chamber represents the broad interests of the state’s 63,000-plus employers, which employ more than 1.4 million Utahns. This includes thousands of Chamber members and their employees. With roots that date back to 1887, the Chamber stands as the voice of business, supports its members’ success and champions community prosperity.