HousingForward Virginia’s Research Library is sorted by topic and geographic focus. All our resources can be sorted by geographic category: National, Virginia, and Other States. Our resources span some of the best and most widely cited housing and related research that is publicly available online. Our database is always growing as recent studies and reports are added, so please check back often.
Insights from Housing Policy Research: Don’t Put It Here! Does Affordable Housing Cause Nearby Property Values to Decline?
A policy research brief from the Center for Housing Policy exploring the longstanding debate on the effect that affordable housing has on property values. The brief surveys two decades of literature on the topic to draw its conclusions.Read More
Increasing the Availability of Affordable Homes: A Handbook of High-Impact State and Local Solutions
A 2006 report from the Center for Housing Policy.Read More
Mixed-Income Housing Near Transit: Increasing Affordability with Location Efficiency
A 2009 report from the Center for Transit-Oriented Development that makes the case on the importance of locating mixed-income development near transit and how to encourage this type of development.Read More
A Heavy Load: The Combined Housing and Transportation Burdens on Working Families
A 2006 report from the Center for Housing Policy which presents the combined housing and transportation cost burdens of working families in 28 metropolitan areas at the neighborhood level, with a closer analysis of 10 metropolitan areas across the Country.Read More