Analyze the adequacy of the rate of housing production
Shortfalls in the supply of housing puts upward pressure on the costs of housing at all price levels. This guidance helps you assess how well the supply of housing is keeping up with overall demand. Learn more about how housing production has kept up with increases in the demand for housing. View the presentation.
Brief: Gauging development feasibility
This brief explains how a real estate pro forma can help you anticipate how the private development sector might respond to any given set of housing policies. Read the brief.
Brief: Taking a balanced approach to new development
This brief explains the importance of creating and preserving dedicated affordable homes as well as allowing for new housing for all income levels. Read the brief.
Selected local housing policies
Zoning changes to allow for higher residential density
Reduced parking requirements
Zoning changes to facilitate the use of lower-cost housing types
Streamlined permitting processes
Reforms to construction standards and building codes
Housing rehabilitation codes
Streamlined environmental review processes
Changes to increase the predictability of the regulatory process
Reductions in impact fees and exactions
Increases in the supply of buildable land by expanding growth boundaries
See a list of selected external links related to housing supply
Video: Why doesn’t the housing market produce the housing we need?
Video: What can communities do to make housing markets work again?
Why doesn’t the housing market produce he housing we need?
Taking a balanced approach to new development
Increasing the affordability of rental housing