Housing Affordability
Contact: Nicholas Julian
Senior Program Manager, Land Use
(202) 266-8309

Affordable apartment building

Oxford Mills, photo by Imagic Photography

There is no easy solution to the housing affordability challenge, and neither the public nor the private sector can solve it alone — they must join hands. Partnerships can involve many different players — including land trusts, housing authorities, and even employers — to win community support; assemble land, infrastructure, and financing streams; and provide ongoing social support services that create benefits and long-term successes for everyone involved.

  • Public-private partnerships, including with nonprofits
  • Involve land assembly and land banks
  • Work with community land trusts
  • Explore employer-assisted housing opportunities
  • Provide homeownership education and support programs

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