At the Crossroads… Why Partnerships Matter for Improving the Post-Foreclosure Landscape Lynn M. Ross, AICP Director of State and Local Initiatives
National Housing Conference
For more than 75 years, the nonprofit National Housing Conference (NHC) has been the United Voice for Housing .
A membership drawn from every industry segment forms the foundation for NHC’s broad, nonpartisan advocacy for national policies and legislation that promote suitable housing in a safe, decent environment .
Center for Housing Policy
Research affiliate of NHC specializes in developing solutions through research
Works to broaden understanding of the nation’s housing challenges and to examine the impact of policies and programs developed to address these needs.
Expanded State and Local Strategy
Increasing the Availability of Affordable Homes: A Handbook of High-impact State and Local Solutions
Released in January 2007
Foundation for larger strategy
Online guide to state and local housing policy
Launched January 2008
Solutions for Working Families
Hosted in Chicago June 2009
First-of-its-kind learning conference for state and local leaders working on housing issues
Housing by the Numbers
What Do We Know?
At the Crossroads…
Foreclosure Crisis Not Over
Housing Still Not Affordable
Transportation and Energy Costs Rising
Challenged State and Local Budgets
Game-Changing Federal Legislation Coming
What Should We Do?
Develop comprehensive, coordinated housing policy
Focus on Production and Preservation
Link Housing to Transportation Solutions
Zoning that Encourages Housing Diversity, Compact Development, and Affordability
Make it easier for families to reduce reliance on cars
Increase Density near Public-Transit and Job Centers
Improve Public Transit System
Facilitate Complete Streets, Biking, and Walking
What Should We Do?
Guarantee access by families to transit- and job-accessible neighborhoods
Rental Housing Preservation
Inclusionary Zoning (w/ permanent affordability)
Shared Equity Homeownership
Improve energy efficiency in the construction, rehabilitation, operation, and location of homes
How Will We Do It?
Recognize the Opportunity
Encourage Interagency Coordination
Engage in Sustainable Decision-Making
Use Best Practices to create Next Practices
Build Partnerships and Strategic Alliances
Maximize Community Assets
Leverage Limited Financial Resources
Build and Implement a Stronger Strategy
Expand Affordability to More Families
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Thank You! Lynn M. Ross, AICP 202-466-2121 ext 237 [email_address]