August 2019
SPECIAL EDITION: HOUSING
The recent Greater Madison Vision survey showed that “expanded housing options” was a high priority for future growth and development. Data backs this up. Production has not kept up with growing demand, leading to low vacancy rates and higher housing prices. For low-income families, this means higher housing cost burdens and less money for other basic needs.

While housing production is local, housing markets are regional. Expensive housing in one community pushes people to other less expensive communities, which may mean less access to good jobs and higher worker turnover for employers. Regional coordination is needed. This special housing edition of Regional View reports on regional housing production and collaborations. 

Steve Steinhoff, AICP
Agency Director
Capital Area Regional Planning Commission
One of the keys to making good land use and housing decisions is being able to organize and digest the overwhelming amount of information that exists. The Capital Area Regional Planning Commission’s website includes a wealth of information relating to regional planning including results from CARPC’s A Greater Madison Vision (a robust public survey project to use community feedback to help plan for regional growth), and CARPC’s Open Data Portal, which accumulates and synthesis environmental maps and data. CARPC’s website is an invaluable source of land use, environmental and housing information that can be trusted when making important land use and housing decisions.




Robert Procter
Government Affairs Director
REALTORS Association of South Central Wisconsin
HOUSING DATA
NEW DATA AVAILABLE
Final 2018 "State of the Cities Data Systems" (SOCDS) permitted housing unit counts from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) are in and the preliminary counts are rolling in for 2019.

There's some good, some bad, and a whole lot of uncertain in the data regarding housing construction now and into the future.
UPCOMING HOUSING EVENTS
WEBINAR REGISTRATION NOW OPEN: ZONING FOR THE "MISSING MIDDLE"
Interested in learning how to expand affordable housing options in your community? Madison's Design Coalition Institute, in cooperation with UW-Madison Extension and the Wisconsin APA, is offering a live, full-day, peer-to-peer webinar for housing professionals on October 29.
DANE COUNTY HOUSING SUMMIT
The Dane County Housing Initiative (DCHI) is excited to announce the 5th Annual Dane County Housing Summit on October 10 at the Monona Terrace in Madison.

The theme of this year's Summit is Next Generation of Housing. Sessions will highlight the event's key themes of health and housing, racial equity and sustainability, and innovation and investment.