The United Utah Party is holding a Housing Affordability Summit on September 29th at 1 PM at the Tyler Branch of the Salt Lake County Public Library, 8041 South Wood Street (55 West), Midvale, Utah 84047. The summit will be open to the public.
Kent Norton, a former KSL personality, has agreed to serve as moderator. Panelists at the summit will include Dejan Eskic from the Kem Gardner Institute at the University of Utah, Urban Planning Professor Michael Clark from Brigham Young University, Tara Rollins of the Utah Housing Coalition, Jeff Southard of the Utah Homebuilders Association, and Zach Schofield, a research analyst with the Sutherland Institute.
“Many people think of ‘housing affordability’ as a problem faced by the homeless and indigent; however, it is clearly becoming a challenge for many young families and seniors on fixed incomes,” said Deon Turley, the United Utah Party Secretary who planned the event. “It will affect more and more people, if trends continue.”
“We hope to raise community awareness, and we’re confident that the discussions will point to some approaches at solving or slowing the problem,” said Richard Davis, United Utah Party Chair. “Panelists will discuss what government, at all levels, can and should do about housing, how businesses and other organizations can help, and how individuals can have an impact in their communities.”