The Seattle City Council commissioned this study to assess the impact of their Incentive Zoning policy.
Seattle Incentive Zoning Study
Economics of Inclusionary Housing
Homeownership continues to provide real social and economic benefits and remains a high priority for most American families, but the United States is experiencing significant declines in the ownership rate for the first time in decades.
A Path to Homeownership
Does retail development lead to residential change or the other way around? In this chapter we evaluate data on changing neighborhoods which suggests that retail revitalization can actually help prevent gentrification.
Brookings: Retail Trade as a Path to Neighborhood Revitalization
I wrote and narrated this 14 minute video introducing the concept of Shared Equity Homeownership and profiling several leading programs and their residents.
A New Way Home Video
Based on interviews with dozens of practitioners from around the country, this guidebook is intended to help local government policymakers to develop stronger partnerships with local Community Land Trusts to develop and monitor permanently affordable homeownership units.
The City-CLT partnership
This 15 minute video presentation looks more closely at local affordable homeownership programs from the point of view of asset building. Can affordable ownership programs be seen as asset building strategies? How do they compare with traditional ownership?
Asset Building and Affordable Homeownership
This toolkit developed for the Public Health Institute's Land Use and Health Program is designed to provide an overview of Economic Development and Redevelopment issues for health advocates seeking new food stores in low income communities.
Economic Development and Health Toolkit
This one-day workshop/discussion brought together local government staff, community advocates, economic development practitioners, and others who are working to bring healthy food retailers to underserved, low-income, urban, or rural communities.
Grocery Store Attraction Symposium
This general purpose educational tool was designed to help community leaders understand the relative performance of different limited equity resale formulas.
Resale Formula Comparison Tool
This paper provides an analysis of several alternative strategies for sharing the equity growth that accompanies home price appreciation to balance the dual goals of individual asset accumulation and ongoing affordability to future home purchasers.
Shared Equity/Transformative Wealth
This report details the findings of a statewide survey of local government agencies that have adopted inclusionary housing policies.
Inclusinary Housing in California
This guide is designed to assist CDCs in becoming educated consumers as they think about, plan and become partners in joint ventures with for-profit developers.
Joint Venture Guide
I developed this series of day long and multi-day workshops to help community development corporations and local governments understand the unique challenges associated with neighborhood retail development.
Commercial Development Training Program
This tool provides real world examples that support the idea that stabilizing a neighborhood commercial district can not only be achieved without fueling gentrification it may be a necessary step in preventing gentrification.
Commercial Stabilization ToolKit
I created this interactive tutorial on the economics of permanently affordable housing after trying to explain these concepts to small groups with static PowerPoint slides.
Understanding Subsidy Retention
The EastLake Main Street Strategy outlined overall goals of this effort, identified key stakeholders whose support would be essential and spelled out a 3-year workplan and budget. This plan led directly to multi-year funding commitments from four funders.
EastLake Revitalization Plan
I coordinated a community planning process focused on the challenge of welfare to work. The process involved 35 social service agencies serving two Oakland neighborhoods. The collaboration secured over $2.5 million from 9 funding sources for a pilot program.
Multi-Lingual Welfare to Work Collaboration