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    Tuesday, October 11, 2016

    The Cost of Not Housing

  • Image: Housing Construction

    Tuesday, October 11, 2016

    The Cost of Not Housing

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    Tuesday, October 11, 2016

    The Cost of Not Housing

It's Time to Take Action About the Summit

There is a chronic shortage of housing and a lack of housing affordability throughout California. Major institutions, employers, and startups cite lack of housing options as a serious impediment to recruiting and retaining talent. The impact of housing affordability is a critical challenge to local, regional, and Statewide economies,

particularly as people from all income groups are increasingly frustrated with the lack of affordable options to rent or buy and instead opt to develop their careers in more affordable areas. The Summit will discuss solutions and strategies for decision-makers to build housing in their local communities and to say YES to housing.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016
8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

L.A. Hotel, 333 S. Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90071


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Our Focus Working Together

The California Housing Summit will focus on resources and opportunities created by State legislation and local policies to build more housing, including affordable housing, and will provide innovative tools to get to YES for housing development in local communities.

Funding

The lack of local funding for affordable housing contributes to California's overall housing shortage. Many communities are experiencing difficulty to find steady stream of resources to build and preserve afforable housing. However, there are a number of tools and strategies that local governments can utilize to help building housing in their communities.

Health

Substandard housing conditions, such as overcrowding, can lead to or exacerbate health and behavioral problems in children and adults. These problems range from increased risk for asthma and poorer school performance in children to obesity and stress-related behavioral problems in adults. Tying health and safety goals with housing goals can alleviate problems with the housing crisis.

Economic

Many employers who leave California or focus future growth outside the State often cite afforable housing options for their employees as a major reason for leaving. The exit of employers and the associated drain on the workforce highlight the impact of the housing crisis on the economy.

Accessibility

Social equity and the risk of displacement are an increasing challenge for low income families. With fewer afforable housing options, many families must dedicate more income toward housing, which can increase risk for poverty or never leaving it. Others may be forced to seek housing elsewhere or share housing with other families, increasing overcrowding and other problems.

  Housing Affordability is in Crisis

$507,886

Median Home Price in the SCAG Region

8.5x

Median Home Price Compared to Median Annual Household Income in the SCAG Region

44%

Of SCAG-Area Households pay more than 30% of their Income Toward Housing

Event Agenda

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Videos

The Cost of Not Housing | Real Life Stories

News Read more on the Housing Crisis in California

Partners In Partnership With

Click logo to visit AIA Los Angeles website
Click logo to visit Building Industry Association, Southern California website
Click logo to visit BizFed: Los Angeles County Business Federation website
Click logo to visit California Association of Councils of Governments website
Click logo to visit California Forward website
Click logo to visit California Economic Summit website
Click logo to visit California Department of Housing and Community Development website
Click logo to visit California Renters Legal Advocacy and Education Fund website
Click logo to visit Climate Resolve website
Click logo to visit Fivepoint website
Click logo to visit Gateway Cities Council of Governments website
Click logo to visit Inland Empire Economic Partnership website
Click logo to visit The Kennedy Commission website
Click logo to visit Kosmont Companies website
Click logo to visit LA n Sync website
Click logo to visit LA Thrives website
Click logo to visit Lewis Group of Companies website
Click logo to visit Los Angeles Business Council website
Click logo to visit Los Angeles Housing and Community Investment Department website
Click logo to visit Metropolitan Transportation Commission website
Click logo to visit Mobility 21 website
Click logo to visit Move LA website
Click logo to visit National Community Renaissance (National CORE) website
Click logo to visit Orange County Business Council website
Click logo to visit Orange County Council of Governments website
Click logo to visit Sacramento Area Council of Governments (SACOG) website
Click logo to visit San Diego Association of Governments website
Click logo to visit San Gabriel Valley Council of Governments website
Click logo to visit South Bay Cities Council of Governments website
Click logo to visit Southern California Association of Nonprofit Housing website
Click logo to visit Southern California Leadership Council website
Click logo to visit Urban Land Institute, Los Angeles website
Click logo to visit University of Southern California, Executive Education Forum website
Click logo to visit Western Riverside Council of Governments website

Contact For more information, contact

Ma'Ayn Johnson   (213) 236-1975   johnson@scag.ca.gov