Resources to learn more about affordable housing

Resources to learn more about affordable housing

“Despite housing slump, affordable units out of reach for many in Marin the Bay Area”: An article in the Marin Independent Journal, Feb. 18, 2010

“Eden Housing”: This organization’s website hosts a podcast series covering various aspects of affordable housing

“Homeless, in Marin”: An article in Marin Magazine, March, 2010

Live Local Marin: An effort to ensure that affordable homes are available to the people who work in Marin and seniors wishing to age in place, protect open space, create walkable and bike-friendly neighborhoods, and develop more effective public transportation

“Marin Agrees to Seek Out Minorities”: A January, 2011 article in The New York Times about Marin County’s commitment to research why it has so few minority residents relative to the rest of the Bay Area and to take specific actions to attract more low-income people and ethnic minorities to the affluent county

National Housing Conference: An organization that helps develop effective policy solutions at the national, state and, local levels to increase the availability of affordable homes. This site includes links to numerous reports and publications.

National Low Income Housing Coalition:
An organization dedicated to achieving socially just public policy that assures people with the lowest incomes in the United States have affordable and decent homes

NeighborWorks America: An organization that works to create opportunities for lower-income people to live in affordable homes in safe, sustainable neighborhoods that are healthy places for families to grow

“Priced Out: Persistence of the Workforce Housing Gap in the San Francisco Bay Area”: A report by the Urban Land Institute

“Zoning for Affordable and Sustainable Communities: A Case Study in the Implementation of Housing Elements in Marin County":
Written by Richard A. Marcantonio for Public Advocates, this report surveys how well Marin municipalities are meeting state-mandated requirements to develop affordable housing

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