LEARNING AREA: Community Organizing and Planning, Real Estate Development
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Proven Local Strategies For Expanding the Supply of Affordable Homes and Addressing Cost Challenges


Ahmad Abu-Khalaf , Enterprise Community Partners, Inc.




This white paper highlights proven local strategies for expanding the supply of affordable homes and addressing the rising cost of developing those homes. It draws on the successes of some of the country’s most expensive areas to offer options to communities working to address the scarcity of affordable homes and the rising cost of development, focusing on four key strategies: leveraging existing assets, creating public funding opportunities, utilizing land use controls and improving the approval process.