Zoning

zoning map

Zoning changes to facilitate the use of lower-cost housing types

Zoning changes to facilitate the use of lower-cost housing types (zoning map)

Zoning changes to allow for higher residential density

Zoning changes to allow for higher residential density (photo of residence, apartments)

Inclusionary zoning

inclusionary zoning

Zoning code

Inclusionary zoning

Collaborating with PHAs to achieve shared housing goals

Collaborating with PHAs to achieve shared housing goals

Comprehensiveness and balance – key attributes of a local housing strategy

Encouraging walkable mixed-use development

Policy objective- Encouraging walkable mixed-use development (colorful apartment building)

Missoula, MT

San Antonio

Norwich

Prince Georges County

Philadelphia

New York City

Bellevue

Austin

Boston

Why housing matters

Setting income eligibility levels for local housing programs

Atlanta

Balancing trade offs between the quantity, quality, and location of affordable housing

Glossary

The role of states in shaping local housing strategies

Balancing the preservation of existing affordable housing with new construction

Balancing increases in affordable housing in resource-rich areas with investments in low-income neighborhoods

Allocating resources to address housing needs among various household types including older adults and families with children

Working with a consultant to develop a local housing strategy

Engaging employers in local housing strategies

What is a local housing strategy and why is it important

Promoting interagency collaboration in the development of a local housing strategy

Use of publicly owned property for affordable housing

Use of publicly owned property for affordable housing (aerial view of city)

Transfers of development rights

Transfers of development rights (construction site)

Tax increment financing

Tax increment financing (apartment building)

Tax incentives for new construction and substantial rehabilitation

Tax incentives- For new construction and substantial rehabilitation (apartment building)

Targeted efforts to expand the supply of rental housing and lower-cost housing types in resource-rich areas

expand the supply of rental housing (building)

Targeted efforts to create and preserve dedicated affordable housing in resource-rich areas

Targeted efforts to create and preserve dedicated affordable housing in resource-rich areas (rehabilitating a building)

Streamlined permitting processes

Streamlined permitting processes (construction cranes)

Streamlined environmental review processes

Streamlined environmental review processes (looking up at trees)

Key steps to develop a local housing strategy

Housing Strategy Review Long Version

Engaging the community in the development of a local housing strategy

Addressing housing challenges on a regional basis

Reduced parking requirements

Reduced parking requirements (parking spots)

Property acquisition funds

Property acquisition funds (apartment building)

Preservation inventories

Preservation inventories (Harlem apartment)

Missing middle housing

missing middle housing (row of houses)

Low income housing tax credit

Low Income Housing Tax Credit (building)

Linkage fees/affordable housing impact fees

Linkage fees/affordable housing impact fees

Land value taxation

Land value taxation (tax withholding document)

Land banks

Land banks (businesses closed)

Carbon emissions and energy use

Carbon emissions and energy use (smoke stack)

Increases in the supply of buildable land by expanding growth boundaries

Increases in the supply of buildable land by expanding growth boundaries (numerous construction cranes at dusk)

Incentives to encourage the development of lower-cost housing types

Incentives to encourage the development of lower-cost housing types (brick buildings with fire escapes)

Housing trust funds

Housing trust funds

Housing Strategy Review Short Version

Allocating resources between tenant based and project based rental assistance

Housing and building codes

Housing and building codes (corner of large building)

What is Affordable Housing?

Expedited permitting for qualifying projects

expedited permitting process for developments

Deed-restricted homeownership

Deed-restricted homeownership (white home)

Dedicated revenue sources

Dedicated revenue sources

Community land trusts

Community land trusts

Changes to increase the predictability of the regulatory process

Changes to increase the predictability of the regulatory process (senate chamber)

Strengthening the resources and opportunities in high-poverty neighborhoods

Policy objective- Strengthening the resources and opportunities in high-poverty neighborhoods (Graffiti-covered intersection)

Strengthening communities through community development activities

Policy objective- Strengthening communities through community development activities (kids on swingsets)

Reducing energy use and decreasing greenhouse gas emissions

Policy objective- Reducing energy use and decreasing greenhouse gas emissions (factory emissions tower)

Improving educational outcomes for children

Policy objective- Improving educational outcomes for children (children doing homework)

Expanding access to public transit

Policy objective- Expanding access to public transit (NYC Subway)

Brownfields

the pillar field

Accessory dwelling units

Accessory Dwelling Units

Spurring housing development with form-based codes in Chapel Hill, NC

Spurring Housing Development with Form-Based Codes in Chapel Hill, NC The city of Chapel Hill, NC implemented a form-based code to regulate land development in one area of the town known as the Blue Hill District.

Small housing in Spokane, WA

Small Housing in Spokane, WA The city of Spokane, WA made to its building and zoning codes to enable the development of small housing in the city, including cottage housing, pocket residential developments, and tiny homes.

Boulder County Regional Housing Partnership

Boulder County Regional Housing Partnership The Boulder County Regional Housing Partnership spearheaded the development of a new regional housing plan that aims to triple the amount of affordable housing in the region over the next fifteen years.

Improving the health of children and adults

Policy objective- Improving the health of children and adults (stethoscope with case)

Density bonuses

inclusionary zoning code

Reduced or waived fees for qualifying projects

Seattle “Grand Bargain”

Seattle’s Grand Bargain achieved national attention in large part due to the breadth of the stakeholder coalition that participated in developing and agreeing to the MHA initiative.

Facilitating the development of accessory dwelling units in Portland, OR

Through its elimination of significant barriers, Portland has taken substantial steps to facilitate ADUs.

Fund

Act

About Local Housing Solutions

Expanding affordable housing in resource-rich neighborhoods

Reducing housing discrimination

Enhancing resilience to flooding and other climate-related threats

Policy objective- Enhancing resilience to flooding and other climate-related threats (car in water)

Increasing access to sustainable homeownership

Meeting the housing and services needs of older adults and people with disabilities

Reducing homelessness and meeting the emergency needs of individuals and families experiencing homelessness

Preserving market affordable rental housing

Increasing the affordability of rental housing

San Antonio rental housing

Affirmatively furthering fair housing

Policy objective- Affirmatively furthering fair housing (large apartment building)

Eviction prevention programs

Reduced parking requirements for qualifying developments

reduced parking requirements for qualifying developments

Understanding neighborhood variation to inform a local housing strategy

Policy objective- Strengthening the resources and opportunities in high-poverty neighborhoods (Graffiti-covered intersection)

Minneapolis 2040 Plan

Minneapolis was the first large American city to eliminate single-family zoning.

Preserving the existing stock of dedicated affordable rental housing

Preserving the existing stock of dedicated affordable rental housing

Tax abatements or exemptions

Establishing Goals and Monitoring Progress

Gauging Development Feasibility

Using Local Housing Data

Housing Policy Framework

Density bonus

Conditional use permit