The Relationship between Family Economic Security, Job Growth & Housing Supply

Report by Jennifer Newcomer

Shift Research Lab   (Denver*)

As the economy evolves, the labor market naturally changes with it.

To evolve sustainably, housing stock must adjust so that the range of available housing options matches the earning capacity of all jobs in the economy. However, preliminary evidence suggests that housing in metro Denver is becoming increasingly unaffordable for workers in many occupations. This brief assesses the relationship between available housing and the occupational income profile in the region by showing the housing available to support workers in the region’s major occupations.