State Housing Policy Workshop
When housing production at the regional level does not meet demand, there can be serious consequences for a state’s economy. Rapid price escalation in metro areas across the country has raised political concerns about housing affordability and pushed states to reconsider their role in housing markets. State policy makers are contemplating ways to encourage local governments to increase supply. A central challenge for any new state housing policy is how to monitor and evaluate progress to determine if a particular intervention is effective. This workshop is designed to help state officials learn how to effectively track and evaluate the outcomes of newly adopted state housing policies in close to “real time,” allowing them to tweak as needed rather than wait for a retrospective evaluation.