VIRTUAL SESSION #1
FRAMING THE BIGGER PICTURE: HOW HOUSING MATTERS
TUESDAY, AUGUST 11, 2020 @ 2:00PM ET
An analysis on the state’s housing conditions was conducted in 2019 by SC Housing to help the Authority set its own policies. This overview of Volume 1 will define the dynamics of the SC’s growth to ensure development and preservation of housing that meets the state’s needs.
Session will discuss:
How and where decent housing is out of reach
Supply and demand for housing in local communities
Commute patterns for our state’s employment centers
How local government policies restrict housing choice
Discussion of housing’s impact on other policy outcomes
VIRTUAL SESSION #2
THURSDAY, AUGUST 13, 2020 @ 2:00PM ET
THE COST OF BUILDING A HOME
Land represents a large share of the value of homes in much of the country and S.C, these rapidly rising land values are a key driver of recent home price increases—along with labor constraints, building materials costs, and regulatory barriers. Combined, these factors make it increasingly difficult for homebuilders to construct new modest-cost housing, which could accommodate the growing demand for starter homes by millennials aging into peak home buying years. Therefore, finding ways to slow the rise in land prices will be an important part of any effort to address the continued challenge of making housing attainable for more people.
Session will discuss:
Horizontal and Vertical Financing
Construction and Infrastructure Costs
Attraction: Developers + Spurring Growth
VIRTUAL SESSION #3
TUESDAY, AUGUST 18, 2020 @ 2:00PM ET
THE MISSING MIDDLE
South Carolinians love having choices, but when it comes to where we live or how to get around, our choices can be limited. Exploring the “Missing Middle Housing” is primarily about the form and scale of these buildings, designed to provide more housing choices and to be more affordable than other new housing products currently being built. John Hunt will explore new trends to provide attainable housing.
VIRTUAL SESSION #4
TUESDAY, AUGUST 25, 2020 @ 2:00PM ET
PANEL DISCUSSION: THE PATH FORWARD
How can our elected officials help?
A panel of experts led by moderator Antjuan Seawright will discuss the questions and comments unaddressed in the previous three sessions. The wrap-up will culminate an exchange of ideas and solutions to propose to the SC General Assembly, providing a roadmap for the future of home attainability in South Carolina.
PANEL EXPERTS INCLUDE:
Latonjala Ziegler, Executive Administrator for Lowcountry Community Action Agency
Iris Hubbard, Carolina Community Action