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.
A new report applies lessons from behavioral and cognitive science to give PHAs new insight into programs that can support residents’ economic progress.
Authors Maya Brennan and Janet Viveiros examine the success that home-and community-based supportive service programs have on older adult populations aged 65 or older to maintain their quality of life as they age in their homes, whether those homes are in cities, suburbs, or rural America.
This paper profiles six localities that have adopted inclusionary housing policies tied to upzoning, referred to here as “inclusionary upzoning.”
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 report explores how permanent supportive housing is a proven solution to veterans’ homelessness, a problem that affects men and women who have been recently discharged as well as those who served decades ago.
This policy working paper explores the policy and practical implications of lifecycle underwriting and opens up a debate about the trade-offs of financing properties for a 50-year viability period, rather than the more typical 15-year time frame.
The Lifecycle Cost Adjustment Methodology: An Exploration of the Baseline and Alternative Assumptions
This paper provides a detailed look at the methodology behind a new approach for estimating the costs of developing and maintaining affordable multifamily rental housing over the course of a property’s lifecycle.
Comparing the Costs of New Construction and Acquisition-Rehab In Affordable Multifamily Rental Housing
This research working paper uses the lifecycle cost methodology to compare the total cost of developing and maintaining multifamily affordable rental housing over a 50-year period using either acquisition-rehab or new construction.
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.