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Local Housing Solutions includes a range of resources that can help cities, towns, and counties protect tenants facing displacement in gentrifying neighborhoods and help lock-in economic diversityA description of variety, not equivalent to racial justice or inclusion. over the longer term.


Increasing housing stability for renters and owners

This brief focuses on policies that are designed specifically to help low- and moderate-income renters and homeowners increase housing stability and avoid involuntary moves. In general, any policy that helps to make housing more affordable to renters or homeowners also helps to support housing stability by increasing households’ ability to meet their monthly housing expenses. Sources of instability include both household-specific factors and neighborhood-level factors, such as rising housing demand that leads owners of rental properties to sell or repurpose their properties to realize a higher rate of return.

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