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Atlanta Regional Housing Forum
“Housing Challenges and Opportunities in the Emerging Economic Recovery”
9:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. · March 2, 2011
Loudermilk Center for the Regional Community
The landscape of Atlanta is in the midst of a historic shift. The region faces numerous challenges to sustaining economic and social health in the long-term. Join us at the Atlanta Regional Housing Forum for a discussion of the current housing and economic landscape and where we are headed. Agenda is below.
9:00 a.m. Registration
9:30 a.m. Welcome – Bill Bolling, Context for Forum
9:45 a.m. Panel Discussion
David Stockert, Post Properties
The Future of Multi-family Housing
Do you see a paradigm shift moving from single family/ownership to multifamily/rental? What issues and opportunities do you see in Atlanta’s market for multifamily development, including housing for the workforce? What do you foresee happening in your industry in three – five years?
Rick Porter, Richport Properties
The Future of Single-family Housing
Is there a role for the smaller builder relative to the big nationals in the future? How will the inevitable restructuring of Fannie Mae and mortgage financing impact the ability of lower-income households to buy homes? What do you see as the biggest issues and opportunities for your industry? Where do you see the market for single-family homes headed – both geographically and in terms of product?
Odetta MacLeish-White, Enterprise Community Partners
Stabilizing Communities- impacts of and responses to foreclosures.
The magnitude of foreclosures in the Atlanta region is having a profound effect, both economically and socially. Odetta will speak to the enormity of this issue, and discuss comprehensive approaches to community stabilization.
A.J. Robinson, Central Atlanta Progress
Transportation and Housing
A.J. will speak to the overall current economic climate in Atlanta. How important is HB 277 to Atlanta’s long term success? How do the region’s transportation investments impact the business community? What is housing’s role in the region’s economic recovery? How do the region’s transportation investments impact housing? How do housing, especially workforce housing, and transportation inter-relate?
Moderator – Bill Bolling, Atlanta Community Food Bank