Watch videos on the foundational concepts of affordable housing
Learn what a local housing strategy is and how you can develop one
Read about the many issues related to housing and housing policy
Understand the pillars of a comprehensive, balanced, and equitable housing strategy
Use data to explore local housing needs and shape your housing strategy
Identify policy tools to meet local needs
Fund your local housing strategy
Assess trade-offs and refine strategies
Build connections between housing and other policies to foster a broad coalition for change
Complete this interactive tool to identify policies for your community
Read the full list of LHS policy briefs
Learn about options for advancing specific goals
Generate a customized report on housing needs in your community using nationally-available data
Supplement national data with surveys, interviews, and other local sources to deepen understanding of housing in your community
Weave together data into a compelling narrative about housing in your community
Review the dollars and cents that dictate whether a given development can cover its costs
Establish and monitor goals for a local housing strategy
Review examples of comprehensive housing strategies from around the country
Review what a particular policy looks like in practice in selected cities and counties
Learn about the Housing Solutions Lab and how to participate in current initiatives.
Meet the Housing Solutions Lab team and view current job openings.
Learn about the analysis, tools, and opportunities the Lab provides to cities.
Ask our team of researchers, TA providers, and partners your most pressing housing policy questions.
Local Housing Solutions includes a range of resources that can help cities, towns, and counties build coalitions both within and outside of government.
This brief makes the case for engaging the community and provides examples of how it can be accomplished.
This brief provides guidance on structuring the planning process to included local leadership and agency representatives.
This section of the website explores other policy areas which offer the opportunity for building strong coalition to support housing initiatives.
Resources on building public support
What is a local housing strategy and why is it important?