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Best Practices

Local Housing Solutions. This is a helpful website designed to help cities understand the policy tools available to address local housing issues. Starting with “Housing 101”, it provides helpful information about housing issues and possible solutions. It is operated by the Furman Center at New York University and is national in focus.

Tips for the Site Inventory. This link will open a page with additional hyperlinks, displaying information compiled by Abundant Housing LA, a Southern California non-profit advocacy organization.

Why Housing Messages Fail and What to Do About It. This provides guidance on how can retool our messaging and communication strategies related to housing.

SOLD OUT: Rethinking Housing in America on Apple Podcasts. This November 29, 2021 podcast from KQED addresses the housing crisis in California and explores possible new solutions.

Housing Element Primer. Here’s a great primer prepared by the Marin Environmental Housing Collaborative that explains the Housing Element process and the impediments to success.

Emeryville: Where Housing Gets Built. An article and accompanying podcast from the San Francisco Chronicle about the City of Emeryville’s successes in meeting its housing needs.

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