To enhance local affordability. To foster inclusive communities.


This online training consists of two self-paced online modules. The first module, Core Concepts, reviews core concepts of housing affordability, including how to define affordable housing, why the market does not produce enough housing people can afford, and what localities can do to begin to address this critical issue. The second module, Developing a Strategy, provides a more detailed overview of how localities can develop a comprehensive local housing strategy to achieve their housing goals.

How to Use Our Online Training

This is a self-paced online training. You may choose to complete either or both of the two modules. The first module is particularly well suited for public officials and others who are new to the topic of affordable housing. The second module is intended for users who are ready to dive into more detail on how to develop a comprehensive local housing strategy.

Select the module you wish to view and then advance through the module’s sections. Each module includes videos, educational text, quizzes, and other interactive learning components and illustrative graphics.

Core Concepts

This is a self-paced online training

Housing affordability overview reviews core concepts

Developing a Strategy

This is a self-paced online training

Developing a Strategy provides more detail

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