S.C. Housing Attainability Virtual Conference
4 Sessions Aug. 11,13,18, & 25 $25 for all four sessions
The conference will be held as 4 one-hour to one-hour fifteen minute virtual conferences on Zoom. The conference will allow the speaker(s) to make a 35-45 minute presentation (allowing for slides) and questions/discussion with the remainder time. We will have a moderator(s) to keep the discussion moving. We will also have a Zoom director to feed the moderator(s), assist in the presentations, and keep to the schedule.
Virtual Conference #1
Tuesday, August 11, 2020 at 2:00 p.m.
FRAMING THE BIGGER PICTURE: HOW HOUSING MATTERS
Dr. Joey von Nessen, Research Economist in the Division of Research at the Darla Moore School of Business
Dr. Bryan Grady, SC Housing
Nancy Lee, South Carolina Association of Habitat for Humanity
Paola Gutierrez, South Carolina Office of Rural Health
Jackie Taylor, SC Department of Employment and Workforce
Linda Mirabal-Pace, SC Department of Education
How will housing in S.C. look in the future? 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 and discuss avenues to ensure development and preservation of housing that meets the state’s needs.
Session will discuss:
· Housing forecasts
· 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 Conference #2
Thursday, August 13, 2020 at 2:00 p.m.
THE COSTS OF BUILDING A HOME
Andy White, Developer and Builder
BurnieMaybank, Tax 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 Conference #3
Tuesday, August 18, 2020 at 2:00 p.m.
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 Conference #4
Tuesday, August 25, 2020 at 2:00 p.m.
PANEL DISCUSSION WRAP-UP
How can our elected officials help? A panel of experts led by a moderator will discuss the questions and comments that we were not able to discuss in the previous 3 sessions. They will then wrap-up the exchange of ideas and solutions to propose to the SC General Assembly and provide a roadmap for the future of home attainability in South Carolina.