Dane County Executive Parisi Announces First Ever Dane County Housing Summit
March 25, 2015
Stephanie Miller, Communications Director, 608.267.8823 or 608.635.5796
Parisi: “We must address the housing gap”
MADISON- Today, Dane County Executive Joe Parisi announced the first ever Dane County Housing Summit which will be held at the Alliant Energy Center from 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM on May 27th. The summit will provide Dane County municipal leaders, policy makers and residents an opportunity to learn about the county’s current housing needs, who is most affected by the housing gap, the impacts, and potential solutions.
“My goal as County Executive is to ensure all of our citizens have access to all that Dane County has to offer -- including affordable housing.” said Joe Parisi Dane County Executive “The Dane County Housing Summit will be a good step forward towards finding solutions to our current housing challenges. We must address the housing gap.”
At the Summit the Dane County Housing Needs Assessment, by Kurt Paulsen, PhD, of the University of Wisconsin which was developed at the request Dane County, will be addressed. The Dane County Housing Needs Assessment provides detailed information about the housing needs gap in each of the municipalities in Dane County and includes a variety of different scenarios to calculate the gap. A panel of stakeholders from the public and private sector will share their perspectives on our current housing challenges. Tools for implementation will also be discussed.
In addition to the assessment, an update on Dane County's new Affordable Housing Fund (AHF) will also be shared at the summit. The AHF fund will make available $2 million annually for four years for communities, organizations and developers to encourage the development of affordable housing in Dane County and help close the housing gap.