Affordable Housing and Smart Growth

Affordable Housing and Smart Growth

National Neighborhood Coalition

New National Neighborhood Coalition Report Looks at Connections Between Affordable Housing and Smart Growth

Smart growth and more compact development do not guarantee availability of affordable housing and specific steps are needed to ensure that housing needs are addressed as part of a comprehensive approach to growth.

These are some of the conclusions of a new report by the National Neighborhood Coalition, ?Smart growth for Neighborhoods: Affordable Housing and Regional Vision.? The report examines the findings and policy recommendations of researchers and practitioners addressing the effects of smart growth on affordable housing. Ultimately, the research suggests that careful planning and regional approaches to affordable housing must be a fundamental component of smart growth.

Recommendations from the report include addressing exclusionary development practices, encouraging regional planning for affordable housing and smart growth, increasing funding for affordable housing, and building new alliances. For a copy of the report, contact the National Neighborhood Coalition at (202) 408-8553, or email [email protected]. The report is $5.00 (free for NNC members). To receive a copy, send a check for $5.00 to NNC, 1030 15th St. NW, Suite 325, Washington, DC 20005.

A copy of the report is also available online in PDF format at

Related Link: National Neighborhood Coalition

For more information contact:

Leah Kalinosky
National Neighborhood Coalition
1030 15th St. NW, Suite 325
DC 20005

Phone: 202-408-8553
Email: [email protected]

Posted July 20, 2001

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