existing properties: overview

This section will help you create affordability opportunities in existing properties and preserve your community's current affordable housing stock. It also explains how to expand the supply of new housing by spurring private development of underutilized or contaminated properties and publicly owned buildings and land.

Click on the links below to learn more about ways to implement this strategy:

Acre HighReuse Vacant, Obsolete, and Surplus Properties
Identifying land and/or buildings with residential reuse potential should be a key element of any local affordable housing strategy.

Long GlenPreserve Existing Affordable Housing
One of the best ways to ensure an adequate supply of affordable housing is to maintain and preserve existing units.

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