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Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2021
Level State
State(s) Massachusetts
Source Massachusetts Department of Revenue
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Finance & Procurement
This technical information release outlines how Massachusetts homeowners or renters over 65 can claim tax credits against their personal income taxes. These "circuit breaker" credits are based on real estate taxes or rent paid by applicants who meet the specified income threshold...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2021
Level City or Town
State(s) Wisconsin
Source Wisconsin Policy Forum
Policy Areas Community Development, Housing
The Amani Housing Pilot aims to take a comprehensive and community-engaged approach to improve housing on one block in Milwaukee's Amani neighborhood. This report outlines the pilot's objectives, funding mechanisms, and partnerships; analyzes where the project has met its objectives...

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Year 2021
Level -
State(s) All States
Source The Project For Lean Urbanism
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Democracy & Governance, Community Development, Housing
Regulatory barriers make housing less affordable to millions of households in the US and abroad. If regulatory barriers were reduced, small developers could provide housing at more affordable prices. This article assesses the current state of knowledge about the effects of federal,...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year -
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source National League of Cities
Policy Areas Housing
There are six types of local housing markets: high opportunity cities, growing cities, rent-burdened cities, multi-family deficit cities, wealth pocket cities, and transit-desiring cities. This report defines the demographic and economic characteristics that define each local housing...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2020
Level City or Town, National
State(s) All States
Source National League of Cities
Policy Areas Housing
Across the United States, subsidized and affordably priced homes for rental and homeownership are disappearing. This report analyzes the factors that caused the nation's housing crisis, provides case studies of cities spearheading innovative housing policies, and outlines recommendations...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2021
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source National League of Cities
Policy Areas Housing
This report offers an introduction to the community land trust (CLT) model for housing. It also sheds light on the benefits CLTs bring to both residents and cities (including their role in closing the homeownership gap, improving access to affordable housing, and advancing racial...

Type Article
Year 2022
Level State
State(s) Texas
Source Every Texan
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Finance & Procurement
This article recommends increasing the school district property homestead exemption, reducing school taxes for seniors and individuals with disabilities, and reducing property taxes for home buyers. It also outlines a flat-dollar homestead exemption which would provide larger tax...

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 National
State(s) All States
Source Roosevelt Institute
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Education
This fact sheet outlines the impacts of canceling student debt on borrowers' lives and the state of the economy as a whole. Benefits include making homeownership more feasible, increasing borrower's freedom and mobility, reducing unemployment, boosting entrepreneurship, and more....

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 2017
Level City or Town
State(s) Rhode Island
Source The Economic Progress Institute
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights
This report investigates the state of Black families in Rhode Island. It finds that Rhode island's Black population is increasingly growing; the Black unemployment rate is high; the Black poverty rate is high; Black Rhode Islanders are less educated and receive low wages; the Black...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2019
Level City or Town, State
State(s) All States
Source Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Finance & Procurement
This report recommends that states adopt a tax on high-value properties, or what is sometimes called "Mansion Taxes," in order to fund schools, healthcare, roads, and other public services. It provides examples of states and localities that have implemented progressive real estate...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2017
Level City or Town, County
State(s) California
Source The Greenlining Institute
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Housing, Public Safety
Communities of color continue to be excluded from homeownership, a crucial wealth building vehicle for families in the U.S. With concerns about gentrification and displacement rising in many areas, homeownership rates are not equally distributed along racial and ethnic lines, and...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2022
Level City or Town, State
State(s) Maine
Source State of Maine
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Finance & Procurement
This policy guide explains Maine's statewide property tax deferral program, which allows senior citizens and disabled individuals to defer property tax payments until they pass away, move, or sell their property. It also outlines property eligibility requirements and the roles of...

Type Ordinance or Resolution
Year 2007
Level City or Town
State(s) Maryland
Source Gaithersburg City Council
Policy Areas Environment & Natural Resources, Housing, Energy
This ordinance requires new residential building construction projects and building addition projects to meet energy performance standards related to cooling equipment, heating equipment, duct work, windows, water heaters, and lighting. It also requires homeowners to be given an...

Type Ordinance or Resolution
Year 2019
Level City or Town
State(s) Louisiana
Source City of New Orleans
Policy Areas Community Development, Housing, Public Safety
This ordinance outlines use and design standards for both rental and owner-occupied affordable housing. It requires that at least 10% of units in new developments within eligible zones are made affordable and ensures that these units will incorporate the same design features and have...

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