finance overview
Local policies alone are often not sufficient to bring land and home prices within reach for many residents. It is important to understand how to use local public financing tools to facilitate private development as well as to leverage state, county, regional, and nonprofit financial resources.

Click on the links below to learn more about ways to finance local strategies to increase affordable rental and homeownership opportunities:

Charlie RaskinFinance Basics
Describes the basic types of funding (private and public) needed to make affordable housing development feasible and requirements funders typically impose.

Putnam Green SimulationFunding Strategies
Describes the types of funding needed at each stage of development and federal, state and local resources, as well as steps communities can take to reduce costs.

Go back to learn about other policies in the Massachusetts Toolkit