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.
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 brief examines how data analysis is helping states and localities preserve the stock of affordable rental housing.
Inclusionary zoning is not the solution to all of our housing needs, but it is an
important tool with great untapped potential. This joint publication with the National Housing Conference seeks to achieve more of that potential by highlighting the success of inclusionary zoning practices in Massachusetts and by examining the legal and policy issues behind them.