New Tool: Does the Cost of Affordable Housing Pencil Out?

A new National Housing Conference & Urban Institute tool is a great resource for educating policymakers and their staff on the challenges of affordable rental housing finance. This tool shows why the investment of federal, state, and local dollars is so desperately needed for creating...

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Building HOMES: A Policy Maker’s Toolbox for Ending Homelessness

Our partners at the Sonoma County Community Development Commission recently released Building HOMES, a Policy Maker's Toolbox for Ending Homelessness. This toolkit provides an understanding of the needs and opportunities to end homelessness in Sonoma County by 2025, by reviewing proven strategies, proposing new initiatives...

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CCHO’s District Housing Snapshots 2014

If you're looking for more information on San Francisco's Housing Balance, please review the data, charts and narrative provided by our partners at the Council of Community Housing Organizations (CCHO) in their District Housing Snapshots 2014.In anticipation of the release of SF Planning's Housing Balance...

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Voter Registration Toolkit

Residents of affordable housing are particularly affected by many of the issues at stake in national and local elections. This tool is designed to help service coordinators, resident organizers and property management staff get these under-represented voices heard and registered to vote through a get-out-the-vote...

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Inclusionary Housing Advocacy Toolkit

Inclusionary Housing is a tried and true method of creating affordable housing. Inclusionary policies require new housing developments to include homes affordable to a wide range of incomes....

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Zone for Homes and the Housing Element Toolkit

Every city and county in the Bay Area has a housing plan or “housing element” due in June of 2009. The Housing Element update process is a great opportunity to change the rules governing the development process. Through the housing element advocates can help identify...

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Fair Housing Toolkit

Every affordable housing manager needs to know the latest rules and best practices for complying with Fair Housing Law. The attorneys at the National Housing Law Project prepared this toolkit to help. Included are updates concerning managing applications and tenants who may have disabilities,...

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The Original NPH Toolkit

NPH has updated our original, award-winning toolbox with new information and new tools as well as the original Community Acceptance toolbox. This section includes public brochures and “How To” guides for advocates. Materials address common questions about affordable housing well as techniques for effective advocacy...

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