These plans address the present and future housing needs of a community from the point of view of affordability and diversity. Housing plans may consider preservation of existing stock as well as new construction.


Provide housing opportunities for a range of incomes, generations and for a variety of physical contexts.


Communities may resist increased density and perceived burdens of affordable housing.


Can be used to leverage a larger discussion about equity and community quality of life. Can promote redevelopment of hardship sites where the private market is not effective.


Housing Toolbox (Massachusetts)

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Community Planning by Island Press

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