14 11, 2021

Transit-Oriented Development: Better Transportation, Better Housing

By |2021-12-13T19:58:02-07:00November 14th, 2021|Housing Gap Coalition, Policy|0 Comments

There is no one singular solution to Utah’s Housing Crisis. Rather, the Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute has identified five “best practices” for meeting the housing affordability challenge in Utah. This article will explain how transit-oriented developments not only increases affordable housing but also decreases transportation costs, is good for the environment and revitalizes neighborhoods. [...]

7 11, 2021

The ABCs of ADUs

By |2021-11-17T22:12:40-07:00November 7th, 2021|Housing Gap Coalition, Policy|0 Comments

There is no one singular solution to Utah’s Housing Crisis. Rather, the Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute has identified five “best practices” for meeting the housing affordability challenge in Utah. This article will summarize AARP’s guide of the same title, giving clear-cut descriptions of what ADUs are and how they can be utilized. Accessory dwelling [...]

3 11, 2021

Tax Increment Financing: A Self-Sufficient Solution

By |2021-11-17T22:09:09-07:00November 3rd, 2021|Blog, Housing Gap Coalition, Policy|0 Comments

There is no one singular solution to Utah’s Housing Crisis. Rather, the Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute has identified five “best practices” for meeting the housing affordability challenge in Utah. This article will go in-depth into the inner workings of redevelopment agencies and how the funds essentially raise themselves. Utahns have long been known for [...]

16 08, 2021

Closing the Housing Gap: Good for Everyone

By |2021-08-17T07:54:48-07:00August 16th, 2021|Blog, Housing Gap Coalition, Policy|0 Comments

Housing is an incredibly important factor in creating stability in a person’s life. Unfortunately, for many, it is especially difficult to obtain housing and the stability that accompanies it. “Historic redlining, mortgage, and other practices have built the inequitable cities we live in,” said Katie McDermott of Daybreak Communities. “In the first half of the [...]

9 08, 2021

Closing the Housing Gap: Good for Families

By |2021-08-17T07:23:29-07:00August 9th, 2021|Blog, Housing Gap Coalition, Policy|0 Comments

Utah’s children are the next generation of leaders. They will be teachers, doctors, and politicians. However, without a place to live, they can’t work or raise families of their own here in our state. That’s why we owe it to our future generations to close the housing gap: so they can stay in Utah and [...]

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 [...]

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