Affordable Housing Crisis – How Can We Solve It? – 5/04/23
May 04, 2023 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Currently there is a national shortage of 7 million affordable homes for the 10 million plus low-income families living in the United States. Studies show that housing is a key factor in reducing poverty and increasing economic mobility. Increasing access to affordable housing is the best strategy for reducing childhood poverty and increasing economic mobility. Increasing access to affordable housing also bolsters economic growth with the shortage costing our economy about $2 trillion a year in lower wages and productivity. Our moderator and panelists will discuss the current crisis in the United States, what steps are being taken to help solve the issues and what barriers stand in the way of progress.
Moderator: Michael Swack, Director, Center for Impact Finance, Carsey School Program Faculty and Research Professor, Economics, Paul College
Betsey Andrews Parker ’95 CHHS, CEO, Community Action Partnership of Strafford County
Antonio R. Serna ’22 CHHS, ’23G, Fiscal and Social Policy Fellow, Carsey School of Public Policy
Sarah Wrightsman’15 COLSA, ’17G, Community Engagement Coordinator at New Hampshire Housing