In the Toolbox
The toolkit features the following five policy sections:
1. Promote compact development patterns describes land use and zoning tools that can be used to foster higher-density and mixed-use development.
2. Create a supportive regulatory framework covers changes to parking requirements, impact fee schedules, and other regulatory and administrative processes to streamline the development process in location-efficient areas.
3. Gain control of well-located land provides an overview of how property acquisition funds, land banks, and other tools can be used to secure location-efficient sites for affordable housing while land costs are still low.
4. Use value capture to build on market momentum outlines tools that leverage new growth and development to support creation of affordable homes in well-located areas.
5. Preserve and extend affordability describes ways to preserve existing affordable homes and ensure that very low-income families have housing opportunities today and over the long-term in areas undergoing investment in new transit systems and other infrastructure.
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"Out Loud" Podcast
This month's Out Loud podcast features an interview with Lynn Ross, Chief Operating Officer at the National Housing Conference and Center for Housing Policy. Ms. Ross describes the upcoming Solutions for Sustainable Communities conference, which will take place in Washington, D.C. on September 26-28. The conference will focus on state and local housing policy, and its interaction with activities at the federal level, and will emphasize the intersections between housing, transportation and energy policy. Ms. Ross mentions several features that set this conference apart from others, including the wide range of educational sessions, facilitated discussions and robust networking opportunities.
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Solutions for Sustainable Communities
Join the National Housing Conference and Center for Housing Policy this September 26-28 for the Solutions for Sustainable Communities conference. This two-and-a-half -day conference on state and local housing policy is geared towards policymakers, developers, affordable housing advocates, smart growth and sustainability experts, and others, and features hands-on networking and information sharing, panel session and facilitated discussions on proven solutions to stretch scarce resources.
Register for the conference on-site in Washington, DC!
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