Why Partnerships Matter

At the Crossroads… Why Partnerships Matter for Improving the Post-Foreclosure Landscape Lynn M. Ross, AICP Director of State and Local Initiatives

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At the Crossroads…

Why Partnerships Matter for Improving the

Post-Foreclosure Landscape

Lynn M. Ross, AICPDirector of State and Local Initiatives

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National Housing ConferenceFor more than 75 years, the nonprofit

National Housing Conference (NHC) has been the United Voice for Housing.

A membership drawn from every industry segment forms the foundation for NHC’s broad, nonpartisan advocacy for national policies and legislation that promote suitable housing in a safe, decent environment.

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Center for Housing PolicyResearch affiliate of NHC

specializes in developing solutions through research

Works to broaden understanding of the nation’s housing challenges and to examine the impact of policies and programs developed to address these needs.

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Expanded State and Local Strategy

Increasing the Availability of Affordable Homes: A Handbook of High-impact State and Local Solutions Released in January 2007 Foundation for larger strategy

HousingPolicy.org Online guide to state and local housing policy Launched January 2008

Solutions for Working Families Hosted in Chicago June 2009 First-of-its-kind learning conference for state and

local leaders working on housing issues

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Housing by the Numbers

3,957,643 20 14.8 million 7.6 $3.75 billion

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What Do We Know?

At the Crossroads…

Foreclosure Crisis Not Over Housing Still Not Affordable Transportation and Energy Costs Rising Challenged State and Local Budgets Game-Changing Federal Legislation Coming

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What Should We Do?

Develop comprehensive, coordinated housing policy Focus on Production and Preservation Link Housing to Transportation Solutions Zoning that Encourages Housing Diversity, Compact

Development, and Affordability

Make it easier for families to reduce reliance on cars Increase Density near Public-Transit and Job Centers Improve Public Transit System Facilitate Complete Streets, Biking, and Walking


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What Should We Do?

Guarantee access by families to transit- and job-accessible neighborhoods Rental Housing Preservation Inclusionary Zoning (w/ permanent affordability) Shared Equity Homeownership Employer-Assisted Housing

  Improve energy efficiency in the construction,

rehabilitation, operation, and location of homes

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How Will We Do It?

Recognize the Opportunity Encourage Interagency Coordination Engage in Sustainable Decision-Making Use Best Practices to create Next Practices Build Partnerships and Strategic Alliances

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Why Partnerships?

Maximize Community Assets Leverage Limited Financial Resources Build and Implement a Stronger Strategy Expand Affordability to More Families

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Thank You!

Lynn M. Ross, AICP

202-466-2121 ext 237

[email protected]