December 1, 2001
Urban Land Institute

In December 2001, the Urban Land Institute (ULI) convened a panel of experts in Los Angeles for the ULI Workforce Housing Forum to discuss the growing shortage of housing that is affordable to moderate-income households, especially in urban areas. The lack of affordable housing in urban areas is leading many households to locate far from their jobs, creating all the problems associated with sprawl, including traffic congestion, air pollution, environmental degradation, and requests for public funds to be used for the construction of new roads, schools, libraries, etc. In some areas, the lack of workforce housing has become an economic development issue as corporations decide not to locate in areas where their employees cannot acquire decent, safe, and affordable housing. This document summarizes the presentations at this forum.

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