CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

VIRTUAL SESSION #1

FRAMING THE BIGGER PICTURE: HOW HOUSING MATTERS

TUESDAY, AUGUST 11, 2020 @ 2:00PM ET

Dr. Joey von Nessen, RESH Marketing Consultants + Darla Moore School of Business

Dr. Bryan Grady, SC Housing 

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

Andy White, Developer and Builder

Burnie MaybankTax and Economic Development Attorney

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

  • Tax Credits

VIRTUAL SESSION #3

TUESDAY, AUGUST 18, 2020 @ 2:00PM ET

THE MISSING MIDDLE

John Hunt, MarketNsight

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.

Featuring Special Guest, Representative Jerry Govan

South Carolina House of Representatives (District 95)
Chairman, S.C. Legislative Black Caucus

 


PANEL EXPERTS INCLUDE:

Representative Marvin Pendarvis, South Carolina House of Representatives (District 113)

 

Wayne MoorePresident of Harold Moore Builder, Inc.
 

A. Manning Lynch, Spartanburg County Council ChairmanWorkforce Housing Builder
 

Latonjala Ziegler, Executive Administrator for Lowcountry Community Action Agency
 

Iris Hubbard, Carolina Community Action 
 

CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

VIRTUAL SESSION #1

FRAMING THE BIGGER PICTURE: HOW HOUSING MATTERS

TUESDAY, AUGUST 11, 2020 @ 2:00PM ET

Dr. Joey von Nessen, RESH Marketing Consultants + Darla Moore School of Business

Dr. Bryan Grady, SC Housing 

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

Andy White, Developer and Builder

Burnie MaybankTax and Economic Development Attorney

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

  • Tax Credits

VIRTUAL SESSION #3

TUESDAY, AUGUST 18, 2020 @ 2:00PM ET

THE MISSING MIDDLE

John Hunt, MarketNsight

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.

Featuring Special Guest, Representative Jerry Govan

South Carolina House of Representatives (District 95)
Chairman, S.C. Legislative Black Caucus

 


PANEL EXPERTS INCLUDE:

Representative Marvin Pendarvis, South Carolina House of Representatives (District 113)

 

Wayne MoorePresident of Harold Moore Builder, Inc.
 

A. Manning Lynch, Spartanburg County Council ChairmanWorkforce Housing Builder
 

Latonjala Ziegler, Executive Administrator for Lowcountry Community Action Agency
 

Iris Hubbard, Carolina Community Action 
 

VIRTUAL SESSION #5

FRIDAY, APRIL 9, 2021 @ 9:30AM ET

DEEP DIVE INTO

SC'S PROPERTY

TAX STUDY

Property tax is an important revenue source in South Carolina, raising $5.8 billion per year (U.S. Census). In 2020, three organizations published, “A Deep Dive on South Carolina’s Property Tax System,” examining how the system is an outlier compared to the rest of the United States. The study looks at property tax assessment practices, tax burden effects of Act 388, school budget effects of Act 388, property tax abatement policies, and treatment of tax-exempt nonprofit and government properties. The research reveals that South Carolina’s complex property tax system is neither equitable nor competitive. Daphne A. Kenyon, Ph.D. from the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy will present key findings and discuss the opportunities ahead.  Session will be led by moderator Nancy Lee.

STUDY PARTNERS INCLUDE:

South Carolina Chamber Foundation

South Carolina Realtors

Lincoln Institute of Land Policy
 

VIRTUAL SESSION #6

THURSDAY, JULY 8, 2021 @ 1:00PM ET

AN INTRO TO THE HEIRS' PROPERTY PROBLEM AND POTENTIAL SOLUTIONS

Disparities between white and black households in South Carolina is evidenced by not only the disproportionate homeownership rate, but also historical discrimination with non-deeded family land, known as heirs' property. One-third of the land owned by black landowners in the southern US is held in the heirs' property system – mostly land that was acquired by African Americans after emancipation. Much of this land has been passed down through the generations without the benefit of a will so that the land is owned in common by all the heirs - whether they live on the land, help pay the taxes, or have ever set foot on the land. This unstable form of ownership puts heirs’ property at high risk for loss because any heir can sell his or her percentage of ownership to another who can force a sale of the entire property. Meanwhile, it can also be restricting for property owners who find themselves unable to sell the property due to the lack of clear title, also excluding the land from government programs (such as disaster relief), and the inability to claim the land as an asset to obtain a mortgage – generally putting the owners in an impossible position.

 

Session will discuss:

  • An overview of the legal origins and problematic ramifications of owning heirs' property

  • The strategic approach the Center for Heirs’ Property Preservation has utilized to address the issue in its 22-county service area

  • Partners and a legislative study committee seeking to identify solutions to alleviate this racial barrier to affordable homeownership

 

Speaker: Josh F. Walden, Center for Heirs’ Property Preservation

 

Featuring Special Guest, Senator John L. Scott, Jr.

South Carolina Senate (District 19 - Richland County)

Sponsor, Heirs Property Rights S.560

 

Moderated by Nancy Lee, Habitat for Humanity South Carolina