Several SMCOG communities have expressed the need to find housing solutions for their communities from property maintenance issues, to workforce housing shortages, and high development costs. SMCOG seeks to explore what resources are currently available for housing needs within the region, whether these issues are widespread across SW Missouri or if they are specific to these communities, and identify gaps in resources. To do this, SMCOG is hosting a regional housing forum and roundtable discussion on May 22 at the Library Center, 4653 S. Campbell in Springfield from 11:30 am to about 2:00 pm with lunch provided.
SMCOG is seeking input prior to the meeting in order to better prepare for conversation during the forum. We would like communities to share what housing issues and barriers are being experienced. SMCOG is seeking to understand housing concerns in the region and what resources are already available but others may not know about.