Research Topic: Affordability

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This primer explores the key issues for the use of public land in meeting affordable housing and other community needs; some examples of how public lands have been used in the Washington metropolitan region; and implications for policies that could systematize the prioritization of public land for affordable housing and other public benefits.

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Preserving Opportunities: Saving Affordable Homes Near Transit

Reconnecting America and the National Housing Trust identified federally assisted affordable housing located in close proximity to existing or proposed public transportation in 8 cities for analysis: Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, Denver, New York City, Portland, St. Louis, and Seattle.

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Parking Requirement Impacts on Housing Affordability

Since parking costs increase as a percentage of rent for lower priced housing, and low income households tend to own fewer vehicles, minimum parking requirements are regressive and unfair. Various parking management strategies can increase affordability, economic efficiency and equity.

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National Housing Preservation Database

The National Housing Preservation Database was created by the Public and Affordable Housing Research Corporation (PAHRC) and the National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) in an effort to provide communities with the information they need to effectively preserve their stock of public and affordable housing.

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