As the BIA announced at a CMC forum in January, Central Ohio has a massive shortage of affordable housing. To meet the coming need, there should be 14,000 housing units added per year instead of the 8,000 that are actually being built. And the housing that is available is skyrocketing in price due to supply and demand.
The causes of this shortage aren't simple ones. A dearth in skilled labor plus increases in material costs (largely due to tariffs) are hampering the construction business. And the lot size requirements and zoning rules in the various municipalities are two other huge problems.
To define and discuss Central Ohio's on-going issues with affordable housing, we welcome Curt Moody (CEO of Moody Nolan), Steven Schoeny Director of the Department of Development at the City of Columbus), Leah Evans (Vice President of Real Estate Development at Homeport), and host Andy Chow (Journalist with the Ohio Statehouse News Bureau).
Sponsored By: National Church Residences, Ohio Capital Corporation for Housing, the Community Shelter Board, and Columbus Business First
Regular Entree: Country fried chicken and gravy with cheddar grits and roasted carrots. Served with a garden salad.
Vegetarian Entree: Pasta with peas and carrots with lemon sauce. Served with a garden salad.
The Columbus Metropolitan Club
100 East Broad Street
Columbus, Ohio 43215