Next week, Orange County will tackle the issue of affordable housing in the most comprehensive way they can at the annual Affordable Housing Summit.

Held Thursday, Oct. 20 at the Orange County Convention Center’s West Concourse from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., the event will bring together planners, developers, local government leaders, and others from across the region to discuss the issues surrounding affordable housing.

“It’s imperative that Orange County explore a variety of available housing options to encourage a more inclusive housing market conducive to sustainable communities,” said Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs. “This Regional Housing Summit tackles a wide variety of issues and solutions, and will be followed by a number of topic-specific workshops in 2017. Particularly as our economy continues to flourish, it is vital that we take action to help support a robust housing marketplace.”

Some options they’re expected to address include mixed-use/mixed income neighborhoods, transit-oriented developments and various housing prototypes. There will be multiple opportunities for attendees to learn about tools and strategies to address affordable housing in their own areas.

The keynote speaker will be architect, urban designer, planner, and author Andrés Duany, partner at Duany Plater-Zyberk & Co.

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