Policy Orientation 2016

Friday, January 8 • 11:00 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

While the cost of living is much more affordable in Texas than other large states, there are still places where housing costs are high, including Austin. This panel will examine the extent of the housing problem in Texas, and determine if there is a link between housing costs and local government regulations on land use.

Rep. Diego Bernal, Texas House of Representatives
Randal O'Toole, Senior Fellow, Cato Institute | Presentation 
Phyllis Snodgrass, CEO, Austin Habitat for Humanity | Presentation 
Geoffrey Tahuahua, Vice President of Public Policy, Home Builders Association of Greater Austin | Presentation 

Moderated by Kathleen Hunker, Senior Policy Analyst, Center for Economic Freedom, Texas Public Policy Foundation