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Housing GAP Blog2021-05-03T18:25:29-07:00

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.

Transit-Oriented Development: Better Transportation, Better Housing

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. If you’ve ever driven in [...]

November 14th, 2021|Housing Gap Coalition, Policy|0 Comments

The ABCs of ADUs

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 units, more commonly known as [...]

November 7th, 2021|Housing Gap Coalition, Policy|0 Comments

Tax Increment Financing: A Self-Sufficient Solution

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 their self-sufficiency. This reputation of [...]

November 3rd, 2021|Blog, Housing Gap Coalition, Policy|0 Comments

Closing the Housing Gap: Good for Everyone

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 20th century, over a thousand [...]

August 16th, 2021|Blog, Housing Gap Coalition, Policy|0 Comments

Closing the Housing Gap: Good for Families

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 carry on our tradition of [...]

August 9th, 2021|Blog, Housing Gap Coalition, Policy|0 Comments

Closing the Housing Gap: Good for Communities

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 our beloved communities in a [...]

August 2nd, 2021|Blog, Housing Gap Coalition, Policy|0 Comments
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