Resources

mid-rise housing

Organizations

 

Abundant Housing In Vancouver supports policies that increase all housing types in Metro Vancouver.

Affordable Housing Best Practices Reports provide information on successful affordable-accessible housing development policies and programs.

Affordable Housing Resource Center provides information on policy reforms to support affordable housing development.

Bay Areas Renters Federation (BARF) is an unincorporated club of pro-building, pro-density renters in the San Francisco Bay area.

California Renters Legal Advocacy and Education Fund (CaRLA), the legal advocacy arm of the San Francisco YIMBY Party.

Cities for Everyone, Portland works to create a city that welcomes everybody regardless of background, income, or age, whether renter or homeowner, lifelong resident or new arrival.

Generation Squeeze  advocates for improved economic opportunities and affordability for younger adults, aged 20-50.

The Housing and Transportation (H+T) Affordability Index provides tools for measuring the combined cost of housing and transportation in specific locations.

Legalizing Inexpensive Housing is a Sightline Institute series which examines how public policies can support more affordable housing development.

Location Efficiency Hub provides a suite of web-based tools to help planners, developers and individuals identify and create location-efficient communities. Excellent Research Reports.

Missing Middle describes affordable, medium-density housing types suitable for residential neighborhood infill.

Seattle for Everyone is a coalition that support Seattle’s Housing Affordability and Livability Agenda.

 

Publications

Bob Bengford (2017), Visualizing Compatible Density, Municipal Research and Services Center.

Scott Beyer (2016), “YIMBY Nation: The Rise of America’s Pro-Housing Political Coalition,” Forbes.

Cherise Burda and Mike Collins-Williams (2015), Make Way For Mid-Rise: How To Build More Homes In Walkable, Transit-Connected Neighbourhoods, by the GTA Housing Action Lab, Pembina Institute and the Ontario Home Builders Association.

Alex Cecchini (2015), Barriers to Small Scale Infill Development, Streets MN.

CNT (2016), Stalled Out How Empty Parking Spaces Diminish Neighborhood Affordability, Center for Neighborhood Technology.

Sanford Ikeda and Emily Washington (2015), How Land-Use Regulation Undermines Affordable Housing, Mercatus Center at George Mason University.

Rick Jacobus (2016), Why We Must Build; We Can’t Build Our Way Out Of The Housing Crisis … But We Won’t Get Out Without Building, Shelterforce.

Paul Kershaw and Anita Minh (2016), CODE RED: Rethinking Canadian Housing Policy, Generation Squeeze.

Todd Litman (2015), Welcome To Our Neighborhood: A Manifesto For Inclusivity, Planetizen.

Todd Litman (2016), Affordable-Accessible Housing in a Dynamic City: Why and How To Support Development of More Affordable Housing In Accessible Locations, Victoria Transport Policy Institute.

Todd Litman (2017), Reforming Municipal Parking Policies to Align With Strategic Community Goals, Victoria Transport Policy Institute.  

Sara Maxana (2016), YIMBY Keynote Speech, Yes In My Backyard Conference.

Margaret Morales (2017), Returning Seattle to its Roots in Diverse Housing Types. Multi-family historic housing exceptions provide homes in opportunity-rich neighborhoods for more than 12,000 Seattleites today, Sightline Institute.

Dan Parolek (2014), Missing Middle Housing: Responding To Demand for Walkable Urban Living, Opticos Design/Missing Middle.

Portland (2014), Infill Design Project, Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability.

David Staples (2016), Fight Over Housing Density is Generational Warfare, Edmonton Journal.

Robert Steuteville (2016), Walkable is More Affordable, But the Rent is Still Too High: People With Moderate Incomes End Up Spending Less of Their Hard-Earned Income in Walkable Places, Public Square.

Mac Taylor (2016), Perspectives on Helping Low-Income Californians Afford Housing, California Legislative Analyst’s Office.

Mac Taylor (2016), Perspectives on Helping Low-Income Californians Afford Housing, Legislative Analyst’s Office.