State of Housing and Economic Study of Escambia County – March 14

February 27, 2018

Dr. Rick Harper will present the State of Housing and Economic Study of Escambia County at a luncheon on Wednesday, March 14 at Skopelos at New World Landing. The study and luncheon are sponsored by Home Builders Association of West Florida, Greater Pensacola Chamber of Commerce, and the Pensacola Association of Realtors.

“We are excited to share the data that Dr. Harper has collected for this study,” said Home Builders Association of West Florida Executive Director David Peaden. “This information will be useful in helping our decision-makers plan for future growth in Escambia County.

Data that Dr. Harper will share at the luncheon includes:

o Population growth patterns, including historical rate, comparisons to
other geographies, and forecasts for the county by population age

o Trends in employment by occupations and wage level.

o Future housing supply and demand based on forecasted growth patterns and
affordability measures. This will include projections of housing market
needs and likely growth.

o An analysis of the level and rate of change in home ownership.

Tickets for the luncheon are available at Contact the Home Builders Association of West Florida, the Greater Pensacola Chamber of Commerce or
Pensacola Association of Realtors for sponsorship opportunities.

What: State of Housing and Economic Study of Escambia County Luncheon Featuring Dr. Rick Harper
Where: Skopelos at New World Landing, 600 S. Palafox
Date: Wednesday, March 14
Time: 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

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1 Comment

  • Reply morphus March 2, 2018 at 7:45 am

    In 2016 the rent burden in Escambia was 51%. Heaven knows what the rent burden is today with a known shortage of 3,000 units. Financial literacy training UWF offers will not fix rent burden. A recent announcement seeking appointees for housing finance authority is telling, it seems the county is already aware of the housing crisis. The announcement read: “Escambia County Housing Finance Authority was established in accordance with Florida law. The authority’s duties are to assist in eliminating shortages of adequate housing, stop reoccurrence of slum conditions and stimulate employment and commerce.”

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