- Created: Thursday, 06 June 2019 13:17
- Written by Laura Proescholdt
What’s on the housing horizon? More than 135 MHP Investors Council members and guests engaged that question at a dynamic convening last week.
Michael Lander of Lander Group — a real estate developer and broker, urban planner, speaker, new urbanism advocate, and expert on Smart Growth and transportation policy — illuminated obstacles and opportunities as communities work to maintain affordability and attract and retain residents.
From left: Commissioner Jennifer Ho speaks with Trent Bowman of Klein Bank
From transportation and zoning, to building regulation and investor participation, Lander pointed out that success requires commitment, resources, and creativity. “We need to triple, quadruple the people in this room who are working on this issue everyday,” Lander said. “More people committed to this issue means more resources — and we need to increase our resources for affordable development significantly. The issue of the day across the country is social equity and affordable lifestyles.”