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Housing In Utah: Affordability, Availability, And Solutions On Monday's Access Utah

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We’re going to talk about housing in Utah today. Here are some headlines from the past several months: How tight is Utah’s housing market? Some buyers offer $100K over asking; ‘Hyper-, hyper-competitive’  Salt Lake area housing market is white hot, but are Californians to blame?; What’s driving Utah’s housing crisis? It’s not what you think, says economist;  Housing affordability in Utah entering ‘perilous territory,’ study says; The pandemic has supercharged Utah’s housing market.

Today we’ll talk with Christina Oliver, Director of the Housing and Community Development Division in the Utah Department of Workforce Services; Jim Wood, Ivory-Boyer Senior Fellow at the Kem C. Gardner Institute; and Francisca Blanc, Advocacy & Outreach Coordinator with the Utah Housing Coalition.

 

Tom Williams worked as a part-time UPR announcer for a few years and joined Utah Public Radio full-time in 1996. He is a proud graduate of Uintah High School in Vernal and Utah State University (B. A. in Liberal Arts and Master of Business Administration.) He grew up in a family that regularly discussed everything from opera to religion to politics. He is interested in just about everything and loves to engage people in conversation, so you could say he has found the perfect job as host “Access Utah.” He and his wife Becky, live in Logan.