Making Ends Meet:The Path to Sustainable & Equitable Housing

Date:
2013
Author:
The Partnership for Working Families

Coalitions of labor, community, faith, environmental, and housing organizations are creating national change through local policy campaigns that will deliver affordable housing to low-income families. Responding to a critical need in their communities, many campaigns are building off the work of cities to harness private investment to meet the broader community need for affordable housing. Some are advancing inclusionary housing policies that reserve affordable units in new market-rate developments. Others are pursuing innovative paths for new resources for affordable housing development. At the forefront of this effort, Partnership for Working Families’ affiliates in Seattle, San Jose, Denver and the Twin Cities are combining strategic research, innovative policy work, and coalition organizing to win affordable housing for those who need it most.