Housing Affordability
Contact: Nicholas Julian
(202) 266-8309

Community yard in front of houses

Peak One, photo courtesy of Brynn Grey Partners Ltd.

Planning for greater housing affordability is an important first step. Communities can enhance affordability with a comprehensive planning and development framework. The best plans incorporate job growth as well as housing needs and supply to inform zoning decisions.

  • Prepare a truly comprehensive plan that includes housing needs
  • Encourage mixed-use/mixed-income development
  • Encourage adaptive reuse, infill and redevelopment
  • Innovative infrastructure financing tools
  • State-level programs and remedies

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