Panelists to discuss affordable housing availability in Colorado Springs

By: Rich Laden
November 14, 2017

Affordable housing, real estate market trends and the costs to build and develop homes and apartments will be examined by housing industry members during a panel discussion this week in downtown Colorado Springs.

The event, sponsored by the Housing & Building Association of Colorado Springs, will take place from 7:30 to 10 a.m. Friday at Centennial Hall, 200 S. Cascade Ave.

The HBA says the panel discussion is intended to “engage and inform local elected officials and housing advocates on the complex and timely topic of affordable housing.”

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Panelists will review economic data and the current housing market, along with local prices. They’ll also discuss sale and rental properties, homes and apartments and existing and new construction trends.

“With this event, we hope to further the discussion regarding the complex issues affecting housing affordability in our local market,” according to the HBA.

The panelists are Tom Binnings, a senior partner at Summit Economics in Colorado Springs; Tatiana Bailey, director of the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs Economic Forum; Laura Nelson, executive director of the Apartment Association of Southern Colorado; Todd Anderson, a member of the homebuilding and development industry; and Aimee Cox, CEO of Community Health Partnership.

Andrea Barlow of the N.E.S. land planning firm will moderate; Kevin Walker, president of Walker Schooler District Managers, will handle introductions.

The event is open to the public, including elected officials, civic leaders and housing advocates. More information: or 592-1800.

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