Housing Affordability & Delivery

A home is the central place of living and critical for stability of other facets of life. This collection of solutions and blocks provides a quick summary of resources on this topic.

Affordable housing stock increase

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We will do this by providing gap financing for affordable housing in transit-accessible neighborhoods, and acquiring and rehabilitate vacant, abandoned and blighted properties into green, healthy, and permanently affordable homes.

Combined infrastructure investments for resilience, mobility, and equity

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We will do this by applying a resilience, mobility, and equity lens to assess and select capital improvement projects, exploring participation in County’s Community Choice Aggregation program, and exploring innovative financing tools for resilience projects, including EcoBlocks.

Improve access to affordable/public housing with public transportation and employment access

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Urban sprawl has led to the construction of housing facilities that are increasingly distant from services, employment opportunities, and public transportation. Optimization of social and public housing and the provision of new financing schemes are measures to transform the city by reducing marginalization in urban environments. Current housing programs that have been flagged as priorities are the Multi-Family Housing Program (Programa de Vivienda en Conjunto), the Housing Improvement Program (Programa de Mejoramiento a la Vivienda), and the Emergent Affordable Housing Program (Programa de Vivienda Emergente de Interés Social). The goals of these programs will be to create a more accessible city, develop social and public housing that is connected to the existing transportation network (the STC Metro and Metrobús corridors and around the CETRAMs), and propose a common long- term agenda to promote such housing. Housing that is connected to the transportation network and the locations of employment contributes to economic and social development and improves accessibility to urban services and infrastructure as well as general mobility within the city.

Integrated Housing Policy

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We'll launch our Integrated Housing Policy to help the city expand access to a range of safe, affordable quality housing options with access to jobs, services, and neighborhood amenities. The policy will use financial subsidies and development incentives to create housing, while building the skills of residents and the capacity of small and disadvantaged business enterprises to take advantage of the growing number of quality, high-wage jobs in the metropolitan area.

Melbourne Apartments Project

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We will trial new ways of providing community infrastructure and services, such as housing, transport and energy. The Melbourne Apartments Project (MAP) will put home ownership within reach of more public housing tenants and provide a funding stream for the development of similar projects. The Resilient Melbourne Delivery Office is working with the creators and financial backers of MAP to identify new locations and partners to turn an innovative pilot into something able to address a systemic challenge.

New models of housing delivery

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Bristol is facing a housing crisis. Yet decent affordable homes are the foundation of a successful city. The Mayor has pledged to deliver 2,000 new homes (800 affordable) per year by 2020. This will be achieved by setting up a Local Housing Company. This Company will have a remit to promote use of brown eld sites across the city for housing, work with local communities and support the development of alternative housing initiatives such as co-housing and communal living that aim to tackle wider social challenges such as social isolation and community cohesion. Affordability will be addressed through reduced running costs of sustainable homes.