The development of affordable housing is a complicated process with lots of moving pieces that often involves gaining community approval. In April 2015, developers and others attending our Solutions for Housing Communications convening in Seattle told us that one of the biggest hurdles they face is garnering public support for affordable housing developments. Accordingly, the purpose of this brief is to offer expert advice to help developers and advocates with the community engagement process.
This case study examines the partnership between Google Fiber and Austin’s Housing Authority and how they are working together to bring in-home connectivity to broadband Internet to public housing residents.
This case study looks at Eden Housing’s Cottonwood Place and ways the affordable senior development is incorporating in-home broadband access for residents.
As an update to earlier reviews on the relationship between housing and health, the authors examined recent research on the various ways in which the production, rehabilitation, or other provision of affordable housing may affect health outcomes for children, adults, and older adults.
Housing Landscape summarizes the severe housing cost burdens of low- and moderate-incomeworking households. In 2013, 21.2 percent of working households were severely cost burdened(9.6 million households). Twenty-five percent of working renters and 17.1 percent of working homeowners paid more than half of their incomes for housing that year.