List of all Roles and Policies

On you will find a wide array of information on the many ways that states and localities can increase the availability of homes for working families. Scroll down to see our complete list of roles for states and communities, and the policies associated with each of these roles.

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Expand Development Opportunities

Make Publicly-Owned Land Available for Affordable Homes

Facilitate the Reuse of Abandoned, Vacant, and Tax-Delinquent Properties

Expand the Supply of Homes through Rezonings


Reduce Red Tape

Ensure Zoning Policies Support a Diversity of Housing Types

Adopt Expedited Permitting and Review Policies

Revise Impact Fee Structures

Adopt “Rehab Codes” to Facilitate Rehabilitation of Older Homes


Capitalize on Market Activity

Utilize Tax Increment Financing to Fund Affordable Homes

Stimulate Construction or Rehabilitation Through Tax Abatements

Create or Expand Dedicated Housing Trust Funds

Establish Inclusionary Zoning Requirements or Incentives

Use Cross-Subsidies to Support Mixed-Income Communities


Generate Capital

Expand the Use of the 4 Percent Low-Income Housing Tax Credit

Provide Pre-Development and Acquisition Financing

Support Housing Bond Issues

Use Housing Finance Agency Reserves for Affordable Homes

Leverage Employers’ Commitment to Affordable Homes for Workers

Create or Expand Dedicated Housing Trust Funds


Preserve and Recycle Resources

Preserve Affordable Rental Homes

Recycle Downpayment Assistance

Use Shared Equity Mechanisms to Preserve Homeownership Subsidies


Help Residents Succeed

Expand Homeownership Education and Counseling

Help Homeowners Avoid Foreclosure and Equity Loss

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