Summit to address inflation, housing shortage in Memphis

By , Daily Memphian Updated: October 27, 2021 4:00 AM CT | Published: October 27, 2021 4:00 AM CT
<strong>The third annual Memphis Housing Summit will include Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland along with Little Rock Mayor Frank Scott Jr. and Jackson (Miss.) Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba. &ldquo;Most cities I&rsquo;ve found have the same challenges but to different degrees,&rdquo; Strickland said. &ldquo;We can all learn from each other and sometimes just outright steal or copy what another city has done.&rdquo;</strong>&nbsp;(Jim Weber/Daily Memphian file)

The third annual Memphis Housing Summit will include Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland along with Little Rock Mayor Frank Scott Jr. and Jackson (Miss.) Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba. “Most cities I’ve found have the same challenges but to different degrees,” Strickland said. “We can all learn from each other and sometimes just outright steal or copy what another city has done.” (Jim Weber/Daily Memphian file)

Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland talks with The Daily Memphian about national inflationary concerns and the longer-standing need for more quality affordable housing in the city ahead of the summit.

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