The Lake of the Ozarks Regional Housing Study showcases the demands, deficits of supply, and investment opportunities across different housing classifications in the Lake of the Ozark Region.
The Lake of the Ozarks region supports a diverse economy that includes tourism-based businesses like recreation, entertainment, retail trade as well as manufacturing, construction, healthcare, and education. The Lake of the Ozarks region overall has experienced slight population growth over the last decade based on the most recent census data, a deep shortage of housing and quality housing choices impairs further population growth needed to fill job vacancies.
The Lake of the Ozarks Regional Economic Development Council (LOREDC) represents a three county region at the Lake of the Ozarks, Camden, Miller, and Morgan counties, and the communities within. In 2016, LOREDC partnered with Lebanon Regional Economic Development (LRED) in the development of the original Lake of the Ozarks Regional Housing Study. the study provided an analysis of housing condition and showed a detailed profile of a four-county area central to the Lake of the Ozarks. The 2016 study led several local jurisdictions to adjust their policies on building restrictions, planning and zoning guidelines and housing-based economic developments projects.
Below are the publications of the current updated housing study of 2022.