Housing Development Resources
Learn about the supportive and affordable housing development process.
Explore the resources below for more information.
ACLAIMH 39th Annual Conference
Converting an ESSHI Award into a Project
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Part I of the Supportive Housing Development Series
ACLAIMH 40th Annual Conference
ESSHI - NYC 15/15: Making You Project Happen
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Part II of the Supportive Housing Development Series
Addressing Misconceptions About Supportive and Affordable Housing
There are a lot of opinions about Affordable Housing, but are they true?
Browse research regarding the effects on the local community:
Do Affordable Housing Projects Harm Suburban Communities? Crime, Property Values, and Taxes in Mount Laurel, NJ. Len Albright, Northeastern University; City Community. June 2013
In the absence of safe, well-run apartments, Slumlords like this take advantage of the less fortunate, especially women.
Frequent Users Service Enhancement ‘FUSE’ Initiative. Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. 2014
Evaluation Report of individuals who were frequently cycling in and out of jails and homeless shelters.
Booking homeless Portlanders into jail is endless, expensive cycle that arrests don’t curb, but housing does. The Oregonian, October 2020.
The value of a particular property is dependent on a wide variety of factors but there is no evidence that the presence of social/affordable housing or other institutions has a disproportionate negative impact on the value of nearby property.
- REALTORS Association of Edmonton
How Does Affordable Housing Affect Surrounding Property Values? Housing Research Synthesis Project, August 2008.
Effects of Low-Income Housing on Property Values. National Association of Realtors.
There Doesn’t Go the Neighborhood: Low-Income Housing Has No Impact on Nearby Home Values. Trulia Research, November 2016.
Does affordable housing development lower nearby property values? The Answer; A Shelterforce publication, July 2013.
Another Housing Myth Debunked: Neighborhood Price Effects of New Apartments. City Observatory, April 2019.
The Proof Is In The Numbers: The Positive Economic Impact Of Residential Development. Nevada Housing Authority, 2016.
6 Ways Affordable Housing Can Boost Local Economies. CommonBond Communities, September 2020.
Property Values & Economy
Do Affordable Housing Projects Harm Suburban Communities? Crime, Property Values, and Taxes in Mount Laurel, NJ. Len Albright, Northeastern University; City Community, June 2013
Rhode Island's Housing First Program Evaluation. via SHNNY.org.
Ending Chronic Homelessness Saves Taxpayers Money. National Alliance to End Homelessness.
A chronically homeless person costs the tax payer an average of $35,578 per year. Costs on average are reduced by 49.5% when they are placed in supportive housing.
Supportive Housing Reduces Homelessness—and Lowers Health Care Costs by Millions. Rand Review, June 2018
Why We All Benefit From Affordable Housing With Services. Kristy Wang, Community Planning Policy Director
Taxes and Public Resources
How Whole Communities Benefit From Affordable Housing. 6sqft, Forbes, January 2020
Housing Assistance Matters; Highlights research and analysis about the need for and benefits of well-managed public and assisted housing.