2 08, 2021

Closing the Housing Gap: Good for Communities

By |2021-07-30T10:07:54-07:00August 2nd, 2021|Blog, Housing Gap Coalition, Policy|0 Comments

In Utah, communities are important to us. They are where we raise our families, develop our careers, and house our citizens. That’s why it is so important to close the housing gap: so that our communities can continue to grow and thrive in a safe, affordable way. The housing affordability crisis has threatened to endanger [...]

26 07, 2021

Closing the Housing Gap: Good for Utah’s Housing Market

By |2021-07-27T09:18:17-07:00July 26th, 2021|Blog, Housing Gap Coalition, Policy|0 Comments

With the housing affordability crisis growing more and more severe, it is more important than ever to have credible and thoroughly-researched information on legitimate ways to improve Utah’s housing market. One of the goals of the Housing Gap Coalition is to sponsor and spread research that, together with policymakers and citizens, will help close the [...]

19 07, 2021

Closing the Housing Gap: Good for our Economy

By |2021-07-19T12:13:43-07:00July 19th, 2021|Blog, Housing Gap Coalition, Policy|1 Comment

Utah’s housing affordability crisis is nothing if not a vital issue. The growing housing crisis needs to be solved in order to accommodate new families and to attract new members of the workforce. However, one of the most pressing motivators for closing the housing gap is Utah’s economy. During the past decade, the state has [...]

12 07, 2021

Closing the Housing Gap: Good for You

By |2021-07-12T09:56:14-07:00July 12th, 2021|Blog, Housing Gap Coalition, Policy|0 Comments

It is no secret that Utah, especially counties on the Wasatch Front, is experiencing a record-level housing affordability crisis. While this crisis may seem recent, it has been years in the making. Since 2010, Utah has led the country in employment and demographic growth. This growth has produced an exceptionally strong demand for housing, which [...]

16 06, 2021

Shining a Light on the Housing Crisis

By |2021-06-28T20:02:24-07:00June 16th, 2021|Blog, Housing Gap Coalition, Policy|0 Comments

It’s June 2021, and if you are interested in entering the housing market in Utah — or if you have any friends or family members who are - chances are, you are fully aware that we have a full-blown housing affordability crisis on our hands. The Salt Lake Chamber has long been aware of our state’s [...]

4 04, 2019

Four Questions to Ask About how Utah’s Housing Gap Affects You

By |2019-04-04T09:23:14-07:00April 4th, 2019|Housing Gap Coalition|0 Comments

We all want to live in good neighborhoods that have well-developed infrastructure and access to services and good schools, but to do so, we need to start saying yes to smart growth. Whether you currently own a home or are looking to buy one in the future, the Housing Gap affects Utahns at every stage [...]

25 02, 2019

How Utah’s Economy Affects the Housing Gap

By |2019-02-25T14:12:09-07:00February 25th, 2019|Blog, Housing Gap Coalition|1 Comment

For the first time in 40 years, more Utahns are in need of a home than there are homes available. Over the last ten years, a 54,000 gap has accrued between the number of Utah families or individuals needing housing and the supply of housing units. This gap is likely to continue expanding in the [...]

14 01, 2019

Utah’s Housing Gap Coalition Challenge

By |2019-02-26T08:49:54-07:00January 14th, 2019|Blog, Housing Gap Coalition, Policy|18 Comments

What is the housing gap?   Utah has a Housing Gap Challenge. Since 2010, Utah has added four new households for every three new housing units. For the first time in 40 years, Utah has more households than available housing; creating a gap that’s affecting over 54,000 families and individuals. This supply and demand challenge [...]

19 12, 2018

Building Utah: Solutions to Utah’s Looming Housing Crisis

By |2018-12-20T12:10:35-07:00December 19th, 2018|Blog, Housing Gap Coalition, Podcast, Policy|0 Comments

For the first time in 40 years, Utah has more families looking for housing than we have housing units. Supply is not keeping up with demand, so much so that we currently have a 54,000 unit shortage. In this episode of Building Utah, we sit down with Clint Betts, executive director of Silicon Slopes and [...]

1 05, 2018

Utah Business Leaders Unify to Protect Housing Affordability

By |2018-12-20T12:12:12-07:00May 1st, 2018|Blog, Housing Gap Coalition, News & Press, Policy|0 Comments

The Housing Gap Coalition aims to keep Utah home prices affordable for the next generation SALT LAKE CITY, UT (May 1, 2018) — Today, the Salt Lake Chamber and Utah business leaders officially launched the Housing Gap Coalition. This business-led group is the first of its kind in the nation and aims to address Utah’s looming [...]

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