Allocating affordable housing funds can be a daunting task, when need outpaces funds and political pressures abound. The National Housing Conference and the members of our Inclusive Communities Working Group therefore thought it would be helpful to share principles to guide states and localities in allocating resources. These principles arose from the group’s discussions of participants’ experiences and their observations of different allocation processes over time. We include some examples of allocation procedures based on the principles to help make the ideas more concrete.
This research sheds light on the variability of local IZ programs and the types of local jurisdictions that may be more likely to adopt an inclusionary housing policy.
This report explores the effectiveness of inclusionary housing programs.
This brief presents four ideas for improving the flexibility of inclusionary housing and expanding the menu of options available to developers – while at the same time promoting mixed-income neighborhoods.
Through a review of development costs, local public land policies, and three recent public-land projects in the DC region—Arlington Mill Residences, The Bonifant at Silver Spring, and 1115 H Street in Washington, DC— this report provides recommendations to developers, advocates, and local governments for effectively using public land to expand affordable housing opportunities.
This paper profiles six localities that have adopted inclusionary housing policies tied to upzoning, referred to here as “inclusionary upzoning.”
This paper analyzes a set of 20 inclusionary housing programs to highlight how long affordability periods, strong legal mechanisms, carefully designed resale formulas, dedicated program stewardship, and strategic partnerships can help preserve affordable homes produced through inclusionary housing programs for multiple generations.
The Role of Community Land Trusts in Fostering Equitable Transit-Oriented Development: Case Studies from Atlanta, Denver and the Twin Cities
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.
This paper examines how inclusionary housing policies fared during the nation’s historic housing downturn, as well as the major issues and opportunities that confront inclusionary housing today, as the housing market begins to recover.
Balancing Asset-Building Opportunities with the Ability to Preserve Affordability in a Homeownership Program
This report aims to provide communities and advocates with a general overview of three major approaches to long-term affordable homeownership, and how each functions under different market conditions and serves a community’s asset-building and affordability goals.