EP240 Solving the Need for Workforce Housing with Scott Choppin
As real estate prices increase, and the supply of new construction fails to keep pace with demand, the need for middle income housing is a steadily rising challenge that many communities are experiencing. Today we’re going to discuss Workforce Housing. What is it, who benefits from it, and how is it being developed?
And here to have this conversation is Scott Choppin, a seasoned real estate developer with hundreds of millions of dollars of experience and specialization in workforce housing. He’s also the founder of Urban Pacific, which specializes in the development of a unique type of Urban TownHome.
Scott is going to share the development model that he’s employing in middle-income neighborhoods that cater to co-living and inter-family residents. We’ll discuss the cost saving techniques he’s employing to develop and build these properties without any type of government subsidies. We’ll also discuss the defensive nature of this type of housing against economic downturns and the financial fallout from the coronavirus pandemic.
There is a very real problem in which wages in our country aren’t keeping pace with the cost of housing. Creative solutions like the type Scott shares in this episode are necessary if we’re going to overcome these challenges. You can contact Scott through his website at www.urbanpacific.com or learn more through Urban Pacific’s youtube channel.