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.
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affordability in location-efficient areas.
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Start here for an overview of the tools discussed in this section and the accompanying Forum discussion group.
Promote Compact Development Patterns
Adopt zoning and innovative land use tools to encourage development patterns that support public transit service.
Create a Supportive Regulatory Framework
Streamline regulatory requirements to remove barriers to the creation of new affordable homes.
Gain Control of Well-Located Land
Ensure strategically-located sites remain available for housing affordable to low- and moderate-income families.
Use Value Capture to Build on Market Momentum
Use the new growth and economic development that accompany infrastructure investments to support residential development.
Preserve and Extend Affordability
Prevent displacement and provide long-lasting affordable housing options near transit and in other location-efficient areas.