Public Affairs Update

Public Affairs Update…………………………………………………….February 17, 2016

  • How is Low Inventory Affecting the Housing Market

  • Economic Outlook May Not Be All Positive

  • This Has Homebuilders the Most Worried

  • Pizza & Public Affairs Wednesday, March 2, 2016 Noon to 1:00pm at BARA

  • In Case You Missed It

     

    How is Low Inventory Affecting the Housing Market?

Inventory is in thin supply for the housing market. What does it mean for home sales? READ MORE [Source: DSNews.com]

 

Economic Outlook May Not be All Positive

It's no secret that the Fed is taking a gradual approach to further rate hikes, but it may be even more gradual than originally expected. READ MORE [Source: DSNews.com 02-11-2016]

 

This Has Homebuilders the Most Worried
Here’s why builders say they aren’t building more homes. [Source: NARenews 02-10-2016]

 

Pizza & Public Affairs Wednesday, March 2, 2016 Noon to 1:00pm at BARA

Boulder Housing Partners (City of Boulder Housing Authority) is launching an aggressive effort to expand Boulder’s affordable housing programs and that agenda may represent challenging issues between public and private homeownership in the years ahead.

 

Guest Speaker

Betsey Martens, Executive Director, Boulder Housing Partners (BHP)

 

What She Will Present

Betsey will explain why BHP believes without action now market forces will soon overtake Boulder’s good intensions and the community will permanently lose opportunities to increase and stabilize affordable housing for current and future residents.  Strategies she will discuss include:

  • Creating an Affordable Housing Benefit Ordinance

  • Creating an Affordable Housing Overlay Zone

  • Maximizing affordability on two key city-owned parcels

    The Pollard site

    Boulder Community Hospital on Broadway

  • Create an Affordable Housing Preservation Tax to maximize the preservation and expansion of housing

  • Fund the Affordable Housing program at a minimum of $12MM annually

  • Provide BHP with a Right of First Refusal on multi-family commercial sales

  • Expand the use of vouchers in Boulder by considering an income discrimination ordinance

     

    Practitioners in the Boulder area markets need to understand these affordable housing initiatives and their potential impacts.

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