Housing GAP Blog2018-12-20T12:16:12-07:00

The Housing GAP Coalition is poised to address the challenges associated with housing affordability to ensure that the American Dream is kept alive for all Utahns by providing access to a variety of housing types for all income groups. This Salt Lake Chamber initiative is bringing the state’s brightest minds from business academia and government together to tackle this very real threat to our long-term economic prosperity.

Keep up-to-date on the latest developments, policy and business news, and stories surrounding Utah’s housing affordability crisis.

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

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 in life. Learn whether your [...]

April 4th, 2019|Housing Gap Coalition|0 Comments

How Utah’s Economy Affects the Housing Gap

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 next few years. How did [...]

February 25th, 2019|Blog, Housing Gap Coalition|1 Comment

Utah’s Housing Gap Coalition Challenge

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 is a large component to [...]

January 14th, 2019|Blog, Housing Gap Coalition, Policy|18 Comments

Building Utah: Solutions to Utah’s Looming Housing Crisis

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 co-chair of the Salt Lake [...]

December 19th, 2018|Blog, Housing Gap Coalition, Podcast, Policy|0 Comments

Utah Business Leaders Unify to Protect Housing Affordability

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 housing affordability problem before it’s [...]

May 1st, 2018|Blog, Housing Gap Coalition, News & Press, Policy|0 Comments