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Better Housing By Design
Date Added: Thursday, August 12, 2021
Affordable Housing , Transfer of Development Rights (TDR), Zoning, Density    
Oregon
Municipal
Portland, Oregon created a report titled “Better Housing By Design” to create plans to promote affordable and diverse housing. The report is a compilation of Portland’s recent zoning code amendments. Portland implemented code changes to address housing affordability and diversity, expand outdoor spaces and green design, building design and scale requirements, and more. Housing affordability and density changes were implemented in multi-family residential zones outside of the city core in order to expand options, diversity, and walkability. The .. Read More
Project Turnkey
Date Added: Thursday, August 12, 2021
Affordable Housing    
Oregon
State
An Oregon state-level program to acquire hotels and motels for conversion to non-congregate shelter during Covid-19 and eventually become permanent affordable housing. Oregon’s Legislature allocated $65 million¬–including CARES Act Coronavirus Relief Funds, FEMA, Emergency Solutions Grants–$30 million for eight counties and tribal communities impacted by wildfires, and $35 to the other 28 counties of Oregon. Additionally, $9.7 million was allotted for additional projects. Through a competitive grant process, $71.7 million has been approved for .. Read More
Homekey
Date Added: Thursday, August 12, 2021
Affordable Housing    
California
State
California’s Statewide Hotels-to-Housing Initiative: Homekey is a California statewide program that allocated $846 million of federal CARES Act CRF funds, state funds, and philanthropic money to support acquiring hotels, motels, and other properties to be converted into housing for the homeless during Covid-19 with the goal that the majority of units will become permanent housing. Through an application process open to local public entities– including cities, counties, housing authorities, and federally recognized tribal governments–6,066 units.. Read More
Homekey
Date Added: Thursday, August 12, 2021
Affordable Housing    
California
State
California’s Statewide Hotels-to-Housing Initiative: Homekey is a California statewide program that allocated $846 million of federal CARES Act CRF funds, state funds, and philanthropic money to support acquiring hotels, motels, and other properties to be converted into housing for the homeless during Covid-19 with the goal that the majority of units will become permanent housing. Through an application process open to local public entities– including cities, counties, housing authorities, and federally recognized tribal governments–6,066 units.. Read More
Homekey
Date Added: Thursday, August 12, 2021
Affordable Housing    
California
State
California’s Statewide Hotels-to-Housing Initiative: Homekey is a California statewide program that allocated $846 million of federal CARES Act CRF funds, state funds, and philanthropic money to support acquiring hotels, motels, and other properties to be converted into housing for the homeless during Covid-19 with the goal that the majority of units will become permanent housing. Through an application process open to local public entities– including cities, counties, housing authorities, and federally recognized tribal governments–6,066 units.. Read More
Homekey
Date Added: Thursday, August 12, 2021
Affordable Housing    
California
State
California’s Statewide Hotels-to-Housing Initiative: Homekey is a California statewide program that allocated $846 million of federal CARES Act CRF funds, state funds, and philanthropic money to support acquiring hotels, motels, and other properties to be converted into housing for the homeless during Covid-19 with the goal that the majority of units will become permanent housing. Through an application process open to local public entities– including cities, counties, housing authorities, and federally recognized tribal governments–6,066 units.. Read More
Vermont Housing & Conservation Board Coronavirus Relief Fund: Vermont’s Statewide Initiative
Date Added: Thursday, August 12, 2021
Affordable Housing    
Vermont
State
Partnering with non-profit housing developers and service providers, the Vermont Housing and Conservation Board (VHCB) developed a proposal to help shelter and create permeant housing for the homeless in response to Covid-19. Legislation in support of the proposal passed in June 2020, and $33 million of federal CARES Act Coronavirus RELIEF FUNDS (CRF) was allocated to VHCB to manage. As a result, 247 units destined to become permanent affordable housing were acquired and/or rehabilitated... Read More
Housing Options Ordinance
Date Added: Tuesday, August 24, 2021
Accessory Uses , Affordable Housing , Density    
Washington
Municipal
Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) and duplexes are permitted as-of-right in all residential zones in Olympia while cottage houses, triplexes, fourplexes, and townhouses are permitted as-of-right in most residential zones. The city amended its zoning code to encourage infill development in three urban residential areas to prevent urban sprawl... Read More
Skagway Comprehensive Plan 2030
Date Added: Tuesday, August 24, 2021
Affordable Housing , Zoning, Density    
Alaska
Municipal
Skagway, Alaska has included multiple affordable housing goals in its 2030 Comprehensive Plan. A town of just over 1,000, Skagway is encouraging residential development to accommodate anticipated population growth. The town owns 8,850 acres of land in its borders and has created a residential land disposal program to sell publicly owned land for residential development. Target residential development categories include senior housing, affordable housing, housing for full time workers and residents, and housing for those earning 120% AMI .. Read More
Residential Infill Pilot Program 2.0
Date Added: Thursday, August 12, 2021
Affordable Housing , Density, Infill    
Washington
Municipal
Created the Residential Infill Pilot Program 2.0 to encourage residential infill development within the city. This program aims to promote multi-family development within traditionally single-family neighborhoods to add affordable units, increase housing choice, increase density, maintain scale and character of neighborhoods, and more. This plan will apply to single-family districts and outlines the permitted number and style of units depending on zone and lot size... Read More
Accessory Dwelling Unit Handbook
Date Added: Thursday, August 12, 2021
Accessory Uses , Affordable Housing , Healthy Communities    
California
State
California’s new legislature reduces impediments on ADUs. Local legislatures may no longer use minimum lot sizes to limit ADU development, eliminates all owner occupancy requirements, prohibits local governments from setting maximum sizes under 850 square feet, renders CC&Rs void where unduly restrictive on ADU development, and requires local governments to create affordable units for various income levels. .. Read More
The City of Chicago Equitable Transit-Oriented Development Policy Plan
Date Added: Thursday, August 12, 2021
Transit Oriented Development (TOD), Transportation & Land Use Planning, Healthy Communities, Equity    
Illinois
Municipal
This document begins by stating how Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) has unfolded in Chicago in inequitable ways, often indicating displacement patterns. In response, this document provides three Equitable Transit-Oriented Development (eTOD) policy recommendations. First, Chicago needs to build the city’s capacity to support eTOD. This includes formalizing cross-agency coordination, creating formal accountability, developing a comprehensive eTOD calculator mapping tool, and engaging communities. Second, this document suggests making eTOD requ.. Read More
Montgomery County, Maryland Racial Equity and Social Justice Impact Statements
Date Added: Thursday, August 12, 2021
Healthy Communities, Equity    
Maryland
Regional - Multiple Municipalities
Bill 44-20 requires the Office of Legislative Oversight to submit a racial equity and social justice impact statement for each zoning text amendment. The bill encourages the Office of Legislative Oversight to work with the planning department to develop the impact statement. Montgomery County already had this requirement in place for bills and this new bill is an extension of that. The county’s Racial Equity and Social Justice (RESJ) statements can be found here. One is also included here. After RESJ statements are completed, the bill is sen.. Read More
City of Raleigh Equitable Transit-Oriented Development Guidebook
Date Added: Thursday, August 12, 2021
Transit Oriented Development (TOD), Transit Oriented Development (TOD), Transportation & Land Use Planning, Transportation & Land Use Planning, Healthy Communities, Healthy Communities, Equity, Equity    
North Carolina
Municipal
This guidebook is split into five sections: 1) introduction 2) design principles 3) station area 4) policy toolkit 5) action plan. The introduction discusses why it is important to plan development around transit and what the goals for growth and affordability. Sections two through five are aimed at how to achieve these goals. Specifically, the documents suggests using zoning to advance equitable transit-oriented development through a TOD overlay zone. Complete streets, density changes, and use changes are also advanced... Read More
City of Raleigh Equitable Transit-Oriented Development Guidebook
Date Added: Thursday, August 12, 2021
Transit Oriented Development (TOD), Transit Oriented Development (TOD), Transportation & Land Use Planning, Transportation & Land Use Planning, Healthy Communities, Healthy Communities, Equity, Equity    
North Carolina
Municipal
This guidebook is split into five sections: 1) introduction 2) design principles 3) station area 4) policy toolkit 5) action plan. The introduction discusses why it is important to plan development around transit and what the goals for growth and affordability. Sections two through five are aimed at how to achieve these goals. Specifically, the documents suggests using zoning to advance equitable transit-oriented development through a TOD overlay zone. Complete streets, density changes, and use changes are also advanced... Read More
Seattle 2035: Growth and Equity Analysis
Date Added: Thursday, August 12, 2021
Healthy Communities, Healthy Communities, Equity, Equity    
Washington
Municipal
Seattle’s Growth and Equity Analysis, is a companion document to Seattle’s Environmental Impact Statement that evaluates four alternative ways for distributing growth throughout the city. The Growth and Equity Analysis created two data indexes – the Displacement Risk Index and the Access to Opportunity Index. Each index is made up of a list of indicators. The document maps Seattle based on these indexes and data, evaluating the four growth alternatives with a social justice and equity lens. Maps of each indicator are included... Read More
Seattle 2035: Growth and Equity Analysis
Date Added: Thursday, August 12, 2021
Healthy Communities, Healthy Communities, Equity, Equity    
Washington
Municipal
Seattle’s Growth and Equity Analysis, is a companion document to Seattle’s Environmental Impact Statement that evaluates four alternative ways for distributing growth throughout the city. The Growth and Equity Analysis created two data indexes – the Displacement Risk Index and the Access to Opportunity Index. Each index is made up of a list of indicators. The document maps Seattle based on these indexes and data, evaluating the four growth alternatives with a social justice and equity lens. Maps of each indicator are included... Read More
As-of-right ADU in Raleigh, NC
Date Added: Tuesday, August 31, 2021
Accessory Uses , Affordable Housing , Healthy Communities    
North Carolina
Municipal
Previously restricted ADU construction to a specific overlay zone, did not allow ADUs as of right in any residential zone, and required residents to petition their neighbors when seeking to develop ADUs on their property. Now, Raleigh allows ADUs as of right in all residential zones without any significant restriction on their construction or subsequent use. This promotes affordable housing and encourages diversity in both housing stock and occupancy... Read More