Drawing on surveys of California and of the 20 largest U.S. metropolitan areas, Stanford University shows that opposition to new affordable housing is likely due to voters’ adopting independent attitudes on two dimensions of housing policy: redistribution (aid for housing) and development (construction of needed housing stock in an area).
This paper tests the common belief that subsidized housing contributes to higher crime rates. To do this, panel data on over 200 US cities are used and fixed effects models are estimated to control for unobserved differences between cities that may affect both voucher use and crime.
Why Housing Messages Are Backfiring and 10 Things We Can Do About It. In this paper, Enterprise lays out the challenges that advocates face and use new research conducted by the FrameWorks Institute to put forward evidence-based messaging recommendations that can be used to advance a strong affordable housing and community development agenda.
The Role of Anchor Institutions in Restoring Neighborhoods: Health Institutions as a Catalyst for Affordable Housing and Community Development
This brief describes the opportunities for anchor institutions to spur neighborhood revitalization and provides specific guidance for how affordable housing and community development organizations can successfully partner with these anchor institutions to improve neighborhoods and expand housing opportunities.
This comprehensive toolkit, put together by the National Housing Conference, provides a wide range of housing policy resources and research.
2013 report containing detailed information on poverty in Richmond and recommendations on poverty reduction including redeveloping public housing communities.
A 2009 report from the National Alliance to End Homelessness and Enterprise Community Partners detailing the vital role that Community Development Corporations play in reducing and preventing homelessness.
A report by the Institute for Community Economics making policy recommendations concerning Community Land Trusts to the Millenial Housing Commission.
Insights from Housing Policy Research: Don’t Put It Here! Does Affordable Housing Cause Nearby Property Values to Decline?
A policy research brief from the Center for Housing Policy exploring the longstanding debate on the effect that affordable housing has on property values. The brief surveys two decades of literature on the topic to draw its conclusions.