Utah's Housing Affordability Problem

Mar 27, 2019

Wednesday, we’re exploring the problem of housing affordability in Utah. With the state's high birthrate and an influx of new workers moving to the state, it’s becoming harder and more expensive to find a place to live. 

Wednesday, we’re exploring the problem of housing affordability in Utah. With the state's high birthrate and an influx of new workers moving to the state, it’s becoming harder and more expensive to find a place to live. So, people are moving in with roommates. The elderly are retrofitting their homes and “aging in place.” And as gentrification is transforming communities downtown, plans for dense-housing projects have riled up the suburbs. It’s a tough situation, and a panel of guests will join us to talk about it.

GUESTS

  • Babs De Lay is a broker/realtor with Urban Utah Homes and Estates.
  • Tony Semerad is a reporter for the Salt Lake Tribune covering real estate, growth, business.
  • James Wood is the Ivory-Boyer Senior Fellow at the Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute at the University of Utah. His research focuses on housing, construction, real estate, and economic development.