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.

Closing the Housing Gap: Good for our Economy

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 experienced remarkable success, leading the [...]

July 19th, 2021|Blog, Housing Gap Coalition, Policy|0 Comments

Closing the Housing Gap: Good for You

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 in turn has put upward [...]

July 12th, 2021|Blog, Housing Gap Coalition, Policy|0 Comments

Shining a Light on the Housing Crisis

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 growth trends and has seen [...]

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

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
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