Resources

5.17.2018 -

The Gap: A Shortage of Affordable Homes

Based on the American Community Survey (ACS), this report presents data on the affordable housing supply, housing cost burdens, and the demographics of severely impacted renters, and illustrates a chronic and severe shortage of affordable homes for the lowest income renters.

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5.17.2018 -

The Rise of Single-Family Rentals after the Foreclosure Crisis

This report from the Terner Center at Berkley explores why an increasing number of renters are choosing to live in single-family properties by presenting results from research surveys and in-depth interviews aimed at better understanding the factors that shape the single-family rental experience.

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4.27.2018 -

Working With Lots: A Field Guide

The Detroit Future City (DFC) Field Guide to Working with Lots is an online tool designed to help residents and organizations to in Detroit with vacant land reclamation projects. But vacant lots are not unique to Detroit and this informative site has ideas that can inspire anyone.

4.24.2018 -

The Conway Center: Tax Credits At The Center Of Health, Housing And Economic Mobility

See how LISC, through its Healthy Futures Fund, utilized a combination of Low Income Housing Tax Credits, New Markets Tax Credits and other innovative financing tools to finance the Conway Center—the first development in the District of Columbia to combine affordable housing, job training and healthcare under one roof.

4.20.2018 -

“Zombie” and Vacant Properties Remediation and Prevention

This paper provides a brief overview of the Initiative, including its history, challenges, and emerging best practices. The paper ends with suggested next steps in the continued effort to address zombie and empty residential properties in New York State.