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Goal: Promote Sustainable and Equitable Development

Building in housing affordability near transit stations and town centers helps to ensure that
families at all income levels benefit from the opportunities afforded by location-efficient development. Click here to view a linked "table of contents" that describes the tools discussed in each of the sections below.
Click on the boxes below to learn more about ways to build in
affordability in location-efficient areas.
Wells Fargo
This section of was developed with generous support from Wells Fargo


Saltillo Lofts
Start here for an overview of the tools discussed in this section and the accompanying Forum discussion group.

Promote Compact Development Patterns
Vineyard Crossing
Adopt zoning and innovative land use tools to encourage development patterns that support public transit service.

Create a Supportive Regulatory Framework
Bookmark Apartments
Streamline regulatory requirements to remove barriers to the creation of new affordable homes.

Gain Control of Well-Located Land
Village at Overlake Station
Ensure strategically-located sites remain available for housing affordable to low- and moderate-income families.

Use Value Capture to Build on Market Momentum
Troy Gardens
Use the new growth and economic development that accompany infrastructure investments to support residential development.

Preserve and Extend Affordability
Maverick Landing
Prevent displacement and provide long-lasting affordable housing options near transit and in other location-efficient areas.

Photo credits (clockwise from top left): Saltillo Lofts, Austin, TX -- courtesy of Urban Land Institute Development Case Studies; Vineyard Crossing, American Canyon, CA -- courtesy of the California Housing Consortium; Bookmark Apartments, Portland, OR -- photo credit Fred Wilson, courtesy of Multnomah County Library; Maverick Landing, Boston, MA; Troy Gardens, Madison, WI -- photo credit: Madison Area Community Land Trust; Village at Overlake Station, Redmond, WA -- photo credit Bill Wortley.

This section of was developed with generous support from Wells Fargo. Please note, however, that the views and opinions expressed in the Toolkit, as well as any errors or omissions, are those of the Center for Housing Policy only and do not necessarily reflect the positions of reviewers or any other entity.