The Northwest is in an unprecedented housing crisis and challenges are mounting. Rents and home prices are rising, fewer construction workers are available, access to financing is limited, buildable lands are tightening, and the lack of shovel-ready lots are preventing units from being built in communities both small and large. The cumulative effect of these challenges is paralyzing for communities, yet, with deliberate local capacity building, thoughtful planning, and action-oriented solutions, there is hope. Join a team of housing experts as they share strategies and best practices for constructing the essential building blocks to successful housing initiatives.
Director, Office of Rural and Farmworker Housing
Executive Director, Washington State Housing Finance Commission
Economic Development Director, City of Independence
President, Tokola Properties Inc.
Housing Integrator, Oregon Housing and Community Services
Track: Elevating Rural Voices & Priorities