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Industry Leaders Partner for Third-Annual Oregon Housing Economic Summit - 01/04/22

Associations representing Oregon’s home builders, bankers and REALTORS® are partnering for the third annual Oregon Housing Economic Summit to be held virtually on January 13, 2022. The event brings leading housing industry experts, economists, and Oregon legislators together to discuss the state’s housing and economic environment, barriers facing the industry and what the future holds.

According to research by Freddie Mac, Oregon has the largest housing deficit in the nation. That’s why the Oregon Home Builders Association, Oregon Bankers Association, and Oregon REALTORS® have partnered for the Oregon Housing Economic Summit, which aims to build consensus around solutions to Oregon’s housing crisis. 

“Solutions to Oregon’s housing supply shortage and affordability issues require the engagement of many stakeholders. I’m proud that the Oregon banking industry, REALTORS® and homebuilders come together annually for this Summit to provide insights and ideas into how we move forward for Oregon communities,” says Linda Navarro, president and CEO of the Oregon Bankers Association.

“Housing prices in Oregon have continued to rise out of reach for the average family over the past decade and this has only been exacerbated by the pandemic,” Jenny Pakula, CEO of Oregon REALTORS®. “The Summit seeks to find solutions to housing equity, industry growth, and regulation in our state by bringing together legislators and experienced panelists from the industry to find solutions.”

The Summit is open to the public, but space is limited by the virtual event platform. The event will begin at 9 a.m. with a keynote address about the key drivers of the housing supply shortage with National Home Builders Association Chief Economist Robert Dietz. Additional sessions on the homeownership gap as well as industry and legislative panel discussions are also part of the program, which concludes at Noon.

Individuals interested in attending are encouraged to register early. Registration is $49 per person. Sponsorships are also available. To register, become an event sponsor, or for general information visit http://oregonhousingeconomicsummit.com.

 

About Oregon Home Builders Association

The Oregon Home Builders Association is the voice for Oregon's home building industry, shaping housing policy on behalf of builders and housing consumers while providing the education, resources, and opportunities to ensure member success. More information is available at https://oregonhba.com.

About Oregon Bankers Association

Established in 1905, the Oregon Bankers Association is a full-service trade association with a membership that includes state and national commercial banks, savings banks and trust companies doing business in Oregon. The mission of the OBA is to be the voice of Oregon banking.

The Oregon Bankers Association serves a dynamic, innovative and community-minded industry. The competitive nature of banking gives Oregonians and Oregon businesses a wide variety of choices for their financial services. In our collective endeavors, the Oregon Bankers Association and its members strive to ensure that Oregon remains a great place to do business and a great place to do banking. To learn more, visit www.oregonbankers.com

About Oregon REALTORS® 

Oregon REALTORS® was established in 1932 to organize the real estate profession in Oregon. Today, serving over 19,000 members throughout the State, the Association is a business and legislative advocate for homeownership and private property rights in Oregon. To learn more please visit www.oregonrealtors.org.