Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

Community Development

Affordable Housing - Volume 17, Issue 3

Community Investments

This publication continues the single-topic trend by looking at the issue of affordable housing in high cost areas. Our Environmental Assessments identified affordable housing as a top community development priority in much of the Federal Reserve’s 12th District, where many of the country’s most expensive and fastest growing real estate markets are creating acute community development challenges. As we seek solutions, we’ve asked ourselves what the drivers of the affordability crisis in high cost housing markets might be, and what roles various stakeholders should play in addressing the problem.

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CI Notebook

This publication continues the single-topic trend by looking at the issue of affordable housing in high cost areas. Our Environmental Assessments identified affordable housing as a top community development priority in much of the Federal Reserve’s 12th District, where many of the country’s most expensive and fastest growing real estate markets are creating acute community development challenges.

Affordable Housing in High Cost Areas: An Introduction

The recent housing boom is a mixed blessing as far as its impact on community and economic development.

Innovations in Housing Policy: The Evolving Role of Local Government

The US housing affordability crisis afflicting our highest-cost metropolitan areas is a dilemma of national dimension.

Some Assembly Required: Using Manufactured Housing in Affordable Housing Development

Chances are that when you hear the term manufactured housing, the image that comes to mind is that of a dilapidated trailer park set off on the outskirts of town.

State Housing Trust Funds: Meeting Local Affordable Housing Needs

The history of housing trust funds in the United States is peppered with stories that illuminate both the challenges and benefits of developing new public sources of funding for affordable housing.

Stuck in the Middle: Financing Workforce Housing

There is a specific group of wage-earners who are caught between a rock and a hard place in the housing market in high cost areas.