Who Is the Workforce? Where Do We Live, and What Can We Afford?

May 16, 2023 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time Metro Toronto Convention Center, 106 Constitution Hall Concurrent Session
Mission Priority Open to All Attendees
Housing – Affordable and Workforce Housing – Multifamily Housing – Single-Family
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The professions included in what we refer to as “workforce housing” provide the services and experiences that create great places to live and raise a family. The life trajectory of the founder of ULI’s Terwilliger Center, Ron Terwilliger, exemplifies the impact of living in an area with access to opportunity, like Arlington County, Virginia. Access to workforce housing for his parents, who were teachers, paved the way to a great education and, ultimately, a successful career in the real estate industry. ULI’s Home Attainability Index occupation analysis will serve as the background for a date-rich introduction about who the term workforce includes, their incomes, and where they can currently afford to live. Followed by an in-depth discussion on how the cities of Boise, Idaho; Brooklyn Center, Minnesota; and Austin, Texas, are tackling the preservation and development of workforce housing at the local level.