Terwilliger Center Home Attainability Index Discussion
March 17, 2021
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time
This will be a live panel discussion on the Terwilliger Center’s Home Attainability Index. The Index is a data-rich resource for understanding the extent to which a housing market is providing a range of choices attainable to the regional workforce. The data can help to 1) Identify gaps in home attainability and provide better context to understand residential market; 2) Provide context by connecting housing costs to the wages earned by specific occupations in a region through an Occupational Analysis; 3) Explicitly identify and highlight racial, socioeconomic, and intra-regional disparities and inequities; and 4) Enable national and regional comparisons to inform housing production, policy, and financing decisions. The Overview is a report on the findings from the Index, providing national and regional snapshots. The accompanying Health Overlay provides context on attainability gaps and housing vulnerability of those whose occupations have been particularly impacted by COVID-19 and the resulting economic disruption.
Please watch the on-demand session where Terwilliger Fellow Michael Spotts provides an overview of the metrics, data and findings of the 2021 Index and how to use this information to have meaningful conversations about housing in your market. This panel will be a follow-up discussion on the 2021 Index.