Inclusive Housing Successes, Inclusive Community Aspirations

What You'll Learn

  • Understand market-driven strategies that are succeeding in producing mixed-income housing.
  • Explore the gaps that remain in maintaining inclusive housing across communities.
  • Learn about community-engagement strategies important to building support for inclusive housing strategies.

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Strong housing markets create affordability challenges for households not just in top job markets but in reemerging neighborhoods as well.

Cambridge, Massachusetts, has secure low-income housing and an expanding range of high-income housing, but little that young (or older) professionals can afford. A robust community conversation revealed that residents are willing to tolerate unprecedented building heights if they deliver more middle-income housing and demonstrate excellent urban design. 

Detroit's West Vernor corridor neighborhoods have been among its most resilient, and are attracting new residents. The city and partner organizations are ensuring that new housing serves a range of incomes by soliciting development proposals for strategically located, land-banked parcels.

The Bay Area's housing cost challenges are inspiring creative solutions for urban and suburban areas alike. Case studies profile suburban redevelopment projects designed to provide sustainable mixed-income housing in walkable, moderate density settings.

Can these mixed-income housing examples help maintain and produce mixed-income communities? Learn from these examples, and hear the successes and struggles experienced in the effort for inclusive neighborhoods.