Affordable Housing Initiatives
Chambers are needed to help meet the challenges of housing affordability for workers and retirees. Affordable housing is critical to workers' quality of life, as well as to the ability of employers to expand and grow, and to a community's ability to attract new businesses. When employees are able to live close to their place of work, families, employers, local businesses (in the form of revenues from the local workforce), and cities and towns (by experiencing reduced traffic and a more cohesive community) all benefit.
Award-Winning Chamber Examples
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Community Land Trusts
- Affordable Housing, Always - by Alana Samuels, The Atlantic (July 6, 2015)
- National Community Land Trust Network - Provides research, advocacy, education, and support for its member organizations that nurture and sustain healthy and economically diverse communities by providing permanently affordable access to land, homes, and community assets.
Articles & Reports
- Affordable Housing Finance - Content from Affordable Housing Finance and Apartment Finance Today magazines
- Affordable Housing Resource Center - From Novogradac & Company LLP
- How Housing Matters - Resource center from the MacArthur Foundation. Explores the notion that affordable housing is an essential component of positive outcomes in education, employment, and physical and mental health, among other areas.
- Can Affordable Housing Solve the Farmworker Shortage? - by Tim Anderson, Stateline (January 5, 2017)
- JP Morgan Commits to Helping Urban Neighborhoods - by Alex Daniels, Chronicle of Philanthropy (April 2016)
- 2016 Housing Agency Waiting Lists and the Demand for Housing Assistance, Research Spotlight Report by Public and Affordable Housing Research Coporation (PAHRC) - Federal programs provide homes for about 5 million families nationwide, but thatís only a fraction of the people who are trying to receive assistance according to this report and demonstrates the need for greater resources for housing across the nation (Feb. 2016).
- "Granny cottages" growing in Denver after 2010 city zoning change - by Joe Vaccarelli, Denver Post (January 2016). The city's new zoning codes took effect in 2010 that, in part, allowed for more accessory dwelling units, commonly referred to as "granny flats" or cottage houses. They were added to the zoning code to give more options for people to move in family members such as elder parents, or for seniors to perhaps move in a caretaker and still maintain a private residence.
- In Downtown Revitalization, Equity Can Equal Authenticity - by Oscar Perry Abello, Next City (December 14, 2015)
- If You Build Affordable Housing for Teachers, Will They Come? - by Jess Clark, National Public Radio (December 8, 2015)
- (Re)Building Downtown: A Guidebook for Revitalization (cited in Next City article) - Smart Growth America (December 2015)
- American Housing Policy's Two Basic Ideas Pull Cities In Opposite Directions - by Daniel Hertz, The Atlantic (October 14, 2015)
- The Two Sides of Denver's Real Estate Boom - by Robert Sanchez, 5280 Magazine (October 2015)
- Health Impact Assessment of the 2015 Qualified Allocation Plan for Low-income Housing Tax Credits in Georgia - Addresses how the stateís allocation of housing credits can be strengthened to support health-promoting affordable housing developments. (September 2015)
- Building Cities for People - Chapman University Center for Demographics and Policy (2015)
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