Affordable Housing Series


  • Learn nuances of affordable housing development from perspectives of a planner, developer and architect
  • Practical actions you can take to promote and produce affordable housing
  • How to inspire elected and appointed leaders to create successful alliances for producing locally supported housing initiatives
  • How local jurisdictions can further fair housing affirmatively


In the Carrots and Sticks of Fair Housing course, hear from a balanced panel of affordable housing developers, planners and an architect.  The panelists review fair housing policies in Westchester County, New York and in the states of New Jersey and Pennsylvania. This course provides unique insights into affordable housing development in the tri-state area and equips planners with the proper tools to advocate for policies that affirmatively further fair housing.

In the Advancing Fair Affordable Housing Goals course, the panelist present best practices for promoting affordable housing using the case study from Boston, where they used HUD’s Rule on Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing to reshape their approach to local housing policy and development. Like many metropolitan areas, Boston faces an ongoing need for affordable housing and for its communities to further fair housing efforts.  Learn how Boston tapped into public resources like affordable housing trusts, inclusionary zoning, and surplus public land or buildings to control the kind of affordable housing being developed.