Terwilliger Center Participates in NAR Housing Forum

John McIlwain, located at the far right, leading the opening plenary panel discussion at the Bringing Workers Home forum on October 10, 2012.

Housing leaders from across the nation, came together to share ideas on creating, sustaining and advancing workforce housing at the Bringing Workers Home forum in Chicago on October 10-11, 2012. The forum—hosted by the National Association of REALTORS® —focused on the importance of workforce housing in today’s market as well as future markets, identified workforce housing challenges in communities, and highlighted strategies and best practices to address these challenges. The forum featured an outstanding line-up of nationally recognized housing experts including the Terwilliger Center’s own senior fellow, John McIlwain, and housing research director, Sandra Robles.

McIlwain moderated the opening plenary panel discussion, Industry Experts Roundtable, where a panel of experts discussed strategies, tools, products and resources to assist buyers and renters of workforce housing in addressing the challenges they face.

Robles moderated the Affordable Housing Finance and Development breakout session, where panelists discussed a variety of ways to fund affordable housing developments and programs.

The ULI Terwilliger Center for Housing was proud to participate in this forum, which was instrumental in exploring strategies that advance workforce housing.

To view presentations from panelists, please click here.

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