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Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2021
Level National
State(s) All States
Source The Center for Popular Democracy
Policy Areas Housing
As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and widespread unemployment, millions of Americans are facing eviction, or are taking on unsustainable debt, dipping into savings, and cutting food and medications to afford rent. The federal government must make housing policy central to any COVID-19...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2023
Level City or Town, County, State
State(s) All States
Source National Low Income Housing Coalition
Policy Areas Civil Rights, Democracy & Governance, Economic Justice, Housing
Rents are rising faster than wages, and tenants in many states are burdened by the end of pandemic-era benefits programs that had helped dampen a hostile national housing market. This report examines disparities between wages and rental housing prices across the country and finds...

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...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2019
Level City or Town, County, State
State(s) All States
Source U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Education, Housing
Public housing agencies (PHAs) can use effective education and outreach strategies to recruit and retain Housing Choice Voucher landlords. This guide outlines best practices for establishing relationships between landlords, tenants and PHAs through education and outreach, and provides...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2023
Level City or Town, County
State(s) All States
Source Power Switch Action
Policy Areas Civil Rights, Economic Justice, Housing
Rent stabilization policies are essential to protect tenants from being exploited, displaced, or forced to forgo food, food childcare, or healthcare to cover housing costs. This toolkit outlines how local governments can implement a rent stabilization ordinance that covers as many...

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 2021
Level State
State(s) California
Source California Housing Partnership
Policy Areas Community Development, Economic Justice, Housing
Racial segregation has blocked access to housing and pathway to homeownership. This report argues that to address this injustice, California must make substantial efforts to distribute funding to mitigate the racial wealth gap, through policy focused on increasing housing choice and...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2023
Level City or Town, County
State(s) Wisconsin
Source Wisconsin Policy Forum
Policy Areas Civil Rights, Economic Justice, Housing
This report examines market characteristics and barriers to affordable and workforce housing development in Waukesha County, Wisconsin. It outlines the extent of affordable housing development in the county over past years, financing approaches, and best practices for increasing the...

Type Executive Order
Year 2020
Level City or Town
State(s) California
Source Office of the Mayor San Francisco
Policy Areas Housing
An executive order extending Section 1 of the Twelfth Supplement to the Proclamation imposing protections for residential tenants, including a temporary moratorium on eviction for non-payment of rent by residential tenants directly impacted by the COVID-19 crisis and a temporary moratorium...

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 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 2016
Level County
State(s) All States
Source Mayors Innovation Project
Policy Areas Community Development, Education, Data & Technology
This report emphasizes the importance of inclusive business incubators and accelerators in supporting entrepreneurial ventures, especially for women and minority tech entrepreneurs who are underrepresented in these programs. The report suggests strategies like expanding recruitment...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2019
Level City or Town
State(s) Arizona, California, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Oregon, Washington
Source Center for Neighborhood Technology
Policy Areas Community Development, Housing, Transportation & Mobility
This study compares the performance of residential and commercial property sales near fixed-guideway stations with areas without public transit access between 2012 and 2016 in seven regions: Boston; Eugene, Oregon; Hartford, Connecticut; Los Angeles; Minneapolis–St. Paul; Phoenix;...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2013
Level County, City or Town
State(s) All States
Source Government Finance Review
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Housing
Mixed-use, high-density development produces greater revenues per acre than low-density patterns. This report highlights how suburban areas generate less tax revenue than urban areas but incur higher public costs and consume more land. It recommends that municipalities reinvest in...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2022
Level City or Town, State
State(s) All States
Source National League of Cities
Policy Areas Housing
Although local efforts to address housing affordability are often obstructed by state preemption laws, local authority over land use and zoning provides an opportunity for cities, towns and villages to improve access to housing. This report takes a look at the interplay of state policies...

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 Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2018
Level City or Town
State(s) Minnesota
Source Mayors Innovation Project
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Housing, Public Safety, Democracy & Governance
A notice to new tenants summarizing key voting information including election dates and registration options....

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 Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2018
Level -
State(s) All States
Source Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships
Policy Areas Energy, Housing
As the price of electricity and heating fuels rise, the demand for rental properties with energy-efficient features and lower utility bills is skyrocketing. This guide instructs renters on what to ask and look for to find an energy-efficient rental. It also outlines low cost measures...

Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2021
Level State
State(s) California
Source California Housing Partnership
Policy Areas Community Development, Economic Justice, Housing
Housing in California has been setting record prices for years now. Rental prices have also reached unprecedented levels sparking concerns about living costs. This policy brief highlights the reality of rental cost burdens for Californians who earn less than their county's median...

Type Executive Order
Year 2020
Level City or Town
State(s) Washington
Source City of Seattle
Policy Areas Public Spaces, Housing, Health
An executive order directing City departments to further extend their actions to combat the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic and to mitigate the impact of the public health emergency on the people of Seattle....

Type Roadmap
Year 2022
Level City or Town, County
State(s) All States
Source ProGov21
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Health, Housing
The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated the existing American housing crisis. Now, more than ever, it is critical that local governments address the intersection of housing and health and fight forced displacement from housing to protect the economic, social, and physical wellbeing...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2019
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability
Policy Areas Community Development, Economic Justice, Housing, Public Spaces
When parks are built in historically marginalized areas they can contribute to 'green gentrification' as improved access to natural spaces increases property values and brings an influx of wealthier residents. This guide outlines policy strategies for greening marginalized communities...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2019
Level City or Town, County
State(s) All States
Source The Project For Lean Urbanism
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Democracy & Governance, Community Development, Housing
Missing Middle Housing is a term that refers to the types of residential buildings — those in the “middle” between single- family detached homes and large apartment buildings — that once were built in cities and towns across the country but are mostly outlawed today, and missing from...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year -
Level City or Town, County, State
State(s) All States
Source U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Policy Areas Civil Rights, Economic Justice, Housing
This guide details relocation payments and assistance available to tenants that are displaced by rehabilitation, demolition, or acquisition of a project that has received federal funding. It highlights assistance options including advisory services, payment for moving expenses, and...

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