by: Kara Browder
Berkeley-Charleston-Dorchester Council of Governments (BCDCOG) staff attended the third annual Tri-County Housing Summit on Friday, June 12, 2015. The Housing Summit was hosted by the South Carolina Community Loan Fund to discuss why housing matters to the long-term economic viability of the region. The event was held at the Trident Technical College Complex for Industrial and Economic Development.
The summit provided an opportunity for the business community, housing industry professionals, service providers, faith and community based organizations, local elected and governmental officials, federal and state officials, and other interested parties to interact and focus their collective energy on meeting our region’s housing and economic development needs. Participants had the opportunity to join a facilitated discussion on public policy strategies to address the increasing demand for housing that is affordable to the region’s growing workforce.
The summit featured keynote speaker, Joseph Minicozzi, the principal of Urban3, LLC. Minicozzi is a sought-after lecturer on city planning issues and his work has been featured nationwide as a paradigm shift for thinking about development patterns.
For more information about the SC Community Loan Fund please visit their website at: sccommunityloanfund.org