So, what’s next then? Housing is not yet a crisis for our region, but our economies require housing for workforce needs and incomes of all levels. We should endeavor to provide housing for all before it becomes a crisis. Based on last weeks’ blog, the answer starts with addressing density and mobility; and ends with equitable access. Zoning is also a significant part of the solution, looking past exclusionary zoning disguised as “quality of life” and allowing communities to develop naturally and equitably.
We’ve also found that Housing has a critical relationship between personal well-being and health. Whatever solution we craft, it must be nice. It should extend beyond the stereotype of “affordable” and be a place folks want to be ‑ either through amenities or sense of community. As author of A House is Not Just a House Tatiana Bilbao states, “We can’t forget housing is a human right. Houses are not just for sale. Houses are for people, and we have to think of them first.”
We’ve covered a lot over the five previous posts. We’ve talked about the stereotype of “affordability”, changing communities and gentrification, homelessness, building and zoning strategies for providing housing and presented a variety of “real life” case studies.
Do you want to know more about some of the ideas we’ve referenced in this housing series? We’ve cultivated a good list of links, that you can use to learn more! We also want to know what you thought of our housing discussion, please comment, like and share! How can we make a difference? How can we shape discussions and the architecture of housing in our region? Let us know what you think.
2040 planning and development grants | Metro
A Bridge Home
A Tale of Two Cities: McColl Center + the North Tryon Corridor
A village of mini-houses for the poor and homeless proposed in Minneapolis
Affordable Housing’s Forever Solution
Architects Respond to Rising Interest in Accessory Dwellings
Architects Tackle "Bridge" Housing
Aspire House - Process Architecture
Austin's Bad Party: The Failure of CodeNEXT
Can Minneapolis’s radical rezoning be a national model?
Co-Dwell ‑ Design for Attainable Housing
Creating homes, curing blight
Crowdfunding and Opportunity Zones Joining Forces in Philadelphia Project
Fast, (not) Cheap, and Out of Control’s infill the solution to San Francisco’s housing affordability crisis?
Flawed Findings: How NYC's Approach to Measuring Displacement Risk Fails Communities
Gentrification: A Timeline
Gentrification's Effect on Urban Communities
Horizon Community Accelerator Resources
Interview with Rosanne Haggerty ‑ founder of Common Ground Community
Living in the U.S.: At What Cost?
Making A More Affordable San Francisco
Minimum Wages Can't Pay for a 2-Bedroom Apartment Anywhere
Much-Awaited Guidelines Opening the Opportunity Zone Floodgates
NLIHC to Release the 2018 Out of Reach Report on June 13
Nowhere to Go: Homelessness among formerly incarcerated people
Oakland at Home: Recommendations for Implementing A Roadmap Toward Equity From the Oakland Housing Cabinet
San Francisco Housing Accelerator Fund
San Francisco Sets a New Tech Trend: Tax the Companies
So You Want to Change Zoning to Allow for More Housing
Summary of Recent Changes to ADU Laws in California
The Housing Crisis in New York
The Housing Crisis in Oakland
The Housing Crisis in Orlando
The Other Affordable Housing Option — Strong Towns
The Yves Béhar-Designed ADU and the Complicated Altruism of the “Fully-Customizable Prefab”
Three Cheers for Minneapolis
Urban Land Institute’s Recommendations on Mitigating Homelessness in Los Angeles