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Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2021
Level City or Town, State
State(s) All States
Source Roosevelt Institute
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Housing
This report urges policymakers to implement policies that tackle the rising cost of rent. In particular, states and cities should fund a major increase in the supply of affordable housing, adopt new forms of zoning regulation that can enable the increase in supply of affordable housing,...

Type Ordinance
Year 2004
Level City or Town
State(s) California
Source Sacramento City Council
Policy Areas Community Development, Public Spaces, Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Housing, Public Safety
This ordinance specifies that a portion of every new housing development project must include housing which is affordable for low income and very low income people. The percentage of the new development which much be affordable to these groups is subject to change conditional upon...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2019
Level National
State(s) All States
Source People's Action
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Democracy & Governance, Community Development, Housing
A Homes Guarantee outlines that everyone living in the United States should have safe, accessible, sustainable, and permanently affordable housing. This proposal outlines steps the federal government needs to take to eradicate housing insecurity and homelessness in America; these...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2005
Level City or Town
State(s) All States, California
Source Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Democracy & Governance, Community Development, Housing, Public Safety
This report is a how to guide for cities to develop community benefits agreements. The report includes key features and lots of materials on previous CBAs in Los Angeles and elsewhere....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2018
Level City or Town, State
State(s) All States
Source SPARCC
Policy Areas Environment & Natural Resources, Housing
Renters are often first and worst hit as housing prices rise, displacement and natural disasters worsen and affordable places to live become scarce. In response to these challenges, cities and advocates are accelerating implementation of tenant and renter protections: policies that...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2010
Level City or Town
State(s) California
Source U.C. Berkeley Center For Labor Research and Education
Policy Areas Community Development, Public Spaces, Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Housing, Public Safety, Democracy & Governance
This report outlines the provisions and benefits of the community benefit agreement signed with the City of San Francisco, local unions, and community organizations with the redeveloper of the area near one of the cities sport complexes. The CBA included union rights, living wages,...

Type Ordinance
Year 2004
Level City or Town
State(s) Florida
Source Tallahassee City Commission
Policy Areas Community Development, Public Spaces, Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Housing, Public Safety
This ordinance provides real estate developers with incentives, such as density bonuses and flexibility in design, for providing units affordable to families making 70-100% of area median income....

Type Act or Session Law
Year 2006
Level City or Town
State(s) Maryland
Source Baltimore City Council
Policy Areas Community Development, Public Spaces, Housing, Public Safety
This ordinance; mandates certain percentage of set-asides for affordable units for each projects receiving major public subsidies; provides for extra cash subsidies, exemptions, waivers, and modifications in certain situations; allows for certain developments to apply for a density...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2016
Level City or Town
State(s) California
Source Los Angeles Department of Public Health
Policy Areas Community Development, Public Spaces, Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Health, Housing, Public Safety
Health Impact Assessment of Measure JJJ, Build Better L.A. ballot initiative on affordable housing inclusionary zoning and labor standards for the city of Los Angeles. Includes analysis of potential impacts of transit-oriented communities overlay and value capture policies....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2014
Level State
State(s) Hawaii
Source Hawai'i Appleseed Center for Law and Economic Justice
Policy Areas Housing
Accessory dwelling units (ADU) are an important tool in expanding affordable housing stock, especially in areas with limited room for growth and high housing costs. This policy brief describes ADUs and their benefits and provides examples of successful ADU policies from around the...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2019
Level City or Town, State
State(s) Colorado, Louisiana, Pennsylvania, Tennessee
Source Partnership for Working Families
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Democracy & Governance
Corporations and their political allies deploy state preemption to stop local progress and block the abilities of local governments to act on the values and needs of their communities. This report uses data from Colorado, Louisiana, Pennsylvania, and Tennessee to demonstrate how communities,...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2020
Level City or Town
State(s) Wisconsin
Source Wisconsin Policy Forum
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Housing
This report outlines the scope and scale of Milwaukee's affordable housing programs and initiatives, the people they serve, their finances, and their sustainability and/or expansion. Programs and initiatives include rent assistance, permanent supportive housing, eviction prevention...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2015
Level City or Town
State(s) California
Source Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy
Policy Areas Finance & Procurement, Democracy & Governance, Housing, Public Safety
In March 2015, the Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy (LAANE) released Airbnb, Rising Rent, and the Housing Crisis in Los Angeles. That report, based on data gathered in October 2014, found that Airbnb listings were dominated by commercial operations and were exacerbating the...

Type Act or Session Law
Year 1989
Level City or Town
State(s) Alabama
Source Chicago City Council
Policy Areas Housing, Public Safety
This ordinance establishes a non-profit corporation in the form of a trust fund to address the permanent housing needs of residents whose income is at or below 50% of the median income....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2016
Level City or Town
State(s) California
Source Los Angeles Department of Public Health
Policy Areas Housing, Health, Transportation & Mobility
Initiative Ordinance JJJ (Measure JJJ) is a ballot initiative with two provisions intended to increase the production of affordable housing in the City of Los Angeles: the “Transit-Oriented Communities Affordable Housing Overlay” provision which would allow housing developers to build...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2018
Level City or Town
State(s) California
Source Urban Habitat
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Housing
Rent control and just-cause eviction policies are essential to stabilizing communities, and protecting low-income and working-class people from unaffordable rents, poor housing conditions, and no-cause evictions. The goal of this report is to investigate and challenge common arguments...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2012
Level City or Town
State(s) California
Source Urban Habitat
Policy Areas Community Development, Public Spaces, Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Housing, Public Safety, Democracy & Governance
In this report, we introduce real-world examples of alternative solutions and responses to the housing crisis—rooted in permanent affordability and democratic community control—that people are actively working on in the Bay Area and beyond. It is time to move past the current for-profit...

Type Ordinance
Year 2001
Level City or Town
State(s) California
Source Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Democracy & Governance, Housing, Public Safety
The purpose of this Community Benefits Program for the Los Angeles Sports and Entertainment District Project is to provide for a coordinated effort between the Coalition and the Developer to maximize the benefits of the Project to the Figueroa Corridor community. The CBA includes...

Type Ordinance
Year 2008
Level City or Town
State(s) California
Source Los Angeles City Council
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Community Development, Public Spaces, Housing, Public Safety
This ordinance establishes the status of residential hotel units, regulates the demolition and conversion of these units to other uses, and establishes appropriate administrative and judicial remedies. This ordinance will minimize the adverse impact of the loss of residential hotel...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2019
Level City or Town
State(s) California
Source Institute for Local Self-Reliance
Policy Areas Community Development, Housing, Data & Technology
Internet connectivity is divided along socioeconomic lines, with fewer options available to those who have less capacity to pay for the service. Communities large and small, rural and urban, have residents who lack adequate access to digital services and internet connectivity. Digital...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2021
Level City or Town
State(s) Wisconsin
Source Wisconsin Policy Forum
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Housing
Nonprofit and private organizations are playing an important role in combating Milwaukee's housing challenges. Through a series of surveys and interviews, this report outlines which organizations are most active in efforts to maintain and increase affordable housing supply and access;...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2021
Level City or Town, County, State
State(s) Colorado, Louisiana, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Tennessee
Source Partnership for Working Families
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Democracy & Governance
Using local and state associations, massive corporations and their overwhelmingly white, male leadership are driving forward a strategy to keep wages low and rents high by stripping away local democratic power. This report focuses on five states—Tennessee, Pennsylvania, Louisiana,...

Type Act or Session Law
Year 1990
Level City or Town
State(s) California
Source San Francisco Board Of Supervisors
Policy Areas Community Development, Public Spaces, Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Housing, Public Safety
This ordinance established the status of residential hotel units by regulating the demolition and conversion of residential hotel units to other uses. Its purpose is to minimize the adverse impact on the housing supply and on displaces low income, elderly, and disabled persons resulting...

Type Model Law
Year 2008
Level City or Town
State(s) Pennsylvania
Source Lehigh Valley Planning Commission
Policy Areas Community Development, Public Spaces, Housing, Public Safety
This ordinance: requires, for participating developments, a minimum of 15% of the dwelling units within the participating residential development to be affordable to households with an income not to exceed 80% of the Area Median Income and that participating residential developments...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2019
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source PolicyLink
Policy Areas Community Development, Public Spaces, Housing, Public Safety
This report offers evidence as to why rent control is a sensible and necessary strategy to address the renter crisis, describes the benefits of rent control, and shares policy recommendations to bring rent control to our communities....

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