Everyone knows housing prices are out of reach for many Georgia families, but there are few agreed-upon solutions.
Two years ago, the Foundation began exploring the causes of the rapid increase in housing prices. Our first study found that regulations imposed by government at all levels account for more than a quarter of the final price of a new single-family home built in Georgia, worse than the national average. We then issued reports on the cost of impact fees and how these fees affect local communities, as well as the cost of regulations on multifamily housing.
To help dive deeper into the cost of housing, we are exploring new approaches to harness innovation and entrepreneurship, and ensure housing is attainable for all Georgians. And we will do this at the 2023 Georgia Housing Summit on October 12 at City Winery in Atlanta.
The conversations will include:
Where are we and how did we get there? Our experts explain the numbers and trends behind Georgia’s soaring housing costs.
Policy Innovation: State and local officials examine the issues and discuss the current challenges and opportunities.
Neighborly Innovation: Panelists from the AEI Housing Center and PadSplit offer ideas on how we can create more housing without disrupting the neighborhoods we know and love.
Lending Innovation: Panelists from financial institutions discuss how markets can provide more capital for both single-family and multifamily housing development.
Building Innovation: Panelists from the home building industry explore how new materials and methods can expand our housing stock.
We are excited for the panels, and the perspective and expertise each will provide. We hope you will join us. And by getting your tickets early, you will save 25% with our early-bird discount.
Have a great weekend,
– Kyle Wingfield
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Quotes of the Week
“Reading furnishes the mind only with materials of knowledge; it is thinking that makes what we read ours.” – John Locke
“Education without values, as useful as it is, seems rather to make man a more clever devil.” – C.S. Lewis
“Those that are the most slow in making a promise are the most faithful in the performance of it.” – Jean-Jacques Rousseau