Housing Our Future, a speaker series addressing the challenge of providing workforce housing, continues with a presentation by John K. McIlwain on March 8. McIlwain is Senior Resident Fellow of the Urban Land Institute (ULI) and the J. Ronald Terwilliger Chair for Housing for ULI in Washington, D.C. ULI provides leadership in the responsible use of land and in creating and sustaining thriving communities worldwide.
McIlwain’s presentation, The Housing Affordability Gap: Causes, Local Responses and Long-Term Implications, will focus on the key trends in workforce housing at the local and national level, the underlying trends and causes of the decline in housing affordability, and best practices that communities across the country are trying to meet the challenge. The shortage of workforce housing has long-term implications for the Seattle region and its economic and environmental sustainability, as well as the quality of life for all our residents. McIlwain will examine specific programs to address this growing challenge.
Please join us for McIlwain’s presentation on Thursday, March 8, 2007, at the W Hotel Seattle, 1112 Fourth Ave. Registration fees for this ULI-sponsored event range from $30-$65. Please visit ULI’s website for pricing and registration. Registration fees include a full, plated breakfast and a copy of Workforce Housing: Innovative Strategies and Best Practices. Please register in advance; fees will increase by $15 on the day of the event.