LocalHousingSolutions.org includes a range of resources that can help cities, towns, and counties protect tenants facing displacement in gentrifying neighborhoods and help lock-in economic diversity over the longer term.
Brief: Increasing housing stability for renters and owners
This brief focuses on policies that are designed specifically to help low- and moderate-income renters and homeowners increase housing stability and avoid involuntary moves. In general, any policy that helps to make housing more affordable to renters or homeowners also helps to support housing stability by increasing households’ ability to meet their monthly housing expenses. Sources of instability include both household-specific factors and neighborhood-level factors, such as rising housing demand that leads owners of rental properties to sell or repurpose their properties to realize a higher rate of return. Read the brief.
Selected local housing policies
Targeted efforts to create and preserve dedicated affordable housing in resource-rich areas
Rights of first refusal
Tax incentives for the maintenance and rehabilitation of unsubsidized affordable rental properties
Property acquisition funds
Project-basing of Housing Choice Vouchers
Community land trusts
Tax increment financing
Eviction prevention programs
“Just cause” eviction
Explore external resources for gentrificationVideo: What can communities do to make housing markets work again?
How do you fill the gap in funding for affordable housing?
Housing Policy Library section: Expanding affordable housing in resource-rich neighborhoods
Housing Policy Library section: Enhancing renters’ housing stability
Addressing neighborhood disparities
Explore external resources for gentrification