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Sustainable Communities

This section features publications that look beyond the specific question of how much housing costs to consider how affordable housing can contribute to broader sustainability and energy-efficiency objectives.  Among other topics, this section examines the combined costs of housing and transportation and explores strategies for reducing those combined costs to improve overall affordability, such as affordable transit-oriented development.  This section also examines how to improve energy-efficiency of existing and new homes. 


Jul 10, 2013
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The Role of Community Land Trusts in Fostering Equitable Transit-Oriented Development: Case Studies from Atlanta, Denver, and the Twin Cities

Robert Hickey

This report, published in conjunction with the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy and the National Community Land Trust Network, explores how Community Land Trusts (CLTs) are helping to ensure that affordably priced, transit-accessible homes will continue to be available for lower-income households as regions like Atlanta, Denver, and the Twin Cities expand and create new transit systems.

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Keywords: Transportation, Transit-Oriented Development, Transit Accessibility, Shared-Equity Homeownership, Community Land Trusts


Oct 18, 2012
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Losing Ground: The Struggle of Moderate-Income Households to Afford the Rising Costs of Housing and Transportation

Robert Hickey, Jeffrey Lubell, Peter Haas, Stephanie Morse

In this report, the Center for Housing Policy and CNT have partnered to gauge the housing and transportation cost burdens of moderate-income households living in the 25 largest metro areas at the end of the decade. Newly available data give us an opportunity to assess the impact on combined costs of the rapid rise and fall of home prices during the 2000s, the recent rebound in rents, and the nation’s increased suburbanization over the past decade.

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Keywords: Transportation, Transit-Oriented Development, Cost Burden, Losing Ground, Center for Neighborhood Technology


Oct 13, 2011
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HousingPolicy.org Toolkit: Promote Sustainable and Equitable Development

Center for Housing Policy

Building in housing affordability near transit stations and town centers helps to ensure that families at all income levels benefit from the opportunities afforded by location-efficient development.  This HousingPolicy.org policy guide features tools that states and localities can use to create and preserve affordable housing options in areas where transportation costs are likely to be low.

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Sep 23, 2011
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Local Policy Options to Support Sustainable and Equitable Development

Rebecca Cohen

Briefs in this series present options available at the local, regional, and state levels for creating and preserving affordable housing in areas where transportation costs are likely to be low. 

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Sep 23, 2011
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Regional Policy Options to Support Sustainable and Equitable Development

Rebecca Cohen

Briefs in this series present options available at the local, regional, and state levels for creating and preserving affordable housing in areas where transportation costs are likely to be low. 

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