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Assess trade-offs and refine strategies
In developing a comprehensive local housing strategy, cities, towns and counties will need to make a range of important policy decisions. Some of these decisions will involve difficult choices about how to allocate limited resources—for example, to determine which income group(s) to target and to balance the needs of older adults, persons with disabilities and families with children. Other decisions involve questions of strategy—for example, to determine which rental housing developments to prioritize for preservation and which neighborhoods to prioritize for the development of new affordable housing.
While there is no one-size-fits-all solution to any of these issues, the briefs listed below can help policymakers and stakeholders craft an appropriate solution for their community by providing guidance on how to approach making these difficult judgments:
Setting income eligibility levels for local housing programs
Guidance on how to determine the income eligibility levels for local housing assistance programs and policies. Learn more about setting income eligibility levels for local housing programs.