San Francisco Inclusionary Housing Guidelines
Street Level Advisors led a year-long process to rewrite the policies and procedures for San Francisco’s 10 year old inclusionary housing program.
Public Life Evaluation
Street Level Advisors led a process for the John S. and James L. Knight foundation to evaluate a series of grants that the foundation has made to support the development of organizations focused on improving access to public space, and public life in American cities.
Berkeley Affordable Housing Videos
The City of Berkeley and BART are working together to plan for new housing at the North Berkeley and Ashby transit stations. We developed a series of short videos to provide neighborhood stakeholders with important background and context related to the economics of these projects.
Social Impact Data.org
We spent a year researching how social enterprises and the foundations and impact investors who fund them measure the social impact of thier work. What we learned was surprising. Rather than publish a paper report we created this interactive microsite to share our research findings.
Inclusionary Housing Calculator
This interactive tool was designed to help policymakers and advocates better understand the real estate economics related to inclusionary housing. The tool incorporates a complete real estate project pro forma but simplifies the inputs and outputs to allow users to focus on the key variables that drive project feasibility.
Social Impact Dashboard
The Social Impact Dashboard provides a dynamic visualization of data collected through the HomeKeeper application. It enables near real time peer benchmarking of the social performance of affordable homeownership programs.
HomeKeeper is a Salesforce.com application designed to help managers of affordable homeownership programs to track key program data and monitor the social impact of their programs.
Inclusionary Housing Book
We wrote the go-to guide for communities considering the adoption of inclusionary housing policies. This book collects hard won lessons from real programs and summarizes a wealth of published research to help local communities make better informed decisions.
Seattle Incentive Zoning Study
We worked with the Seattle City Council to evaluate their incentive zoning program and craft a new generation of inclusionary housing strategy for Seattle.
Center for American Progress: A New Way Forward
Finding a More Sustainable Strategy for Expanding Homeownership February 24, 2010, 9:00am ET - 10:30am ET View the video of the full event at the Center for American Progress
Grocery Store Attraction Strategies
This report provides an overview of the process that community activists have used to attract new fresh food retailers into disinvested urban communities.
Grocery Store Attraction Symposium
This one-day workshop/discussion brought together local government staff, community advocates, economic development practitioners, and others who are working to bring healthy food retailers to underserved, low-income, urban, or rural communities.
Economic Development and Health Toolkit
Economic Development for Public Health Advocates Now Online at ChangeLab Solutions Download PDF File This toolkit developed for the Public Health Institute's Land Use and Health Program is designed to provide an overview of Economic Development and Redevelopment issues for health advocates seeking new food [...]
The City-CLT partnership
Based on interviews with dozens of practitioners from around the country, this guidebook is intended to help local government policymakers to develop stronger partnerships with local Community Land Trusts to develop and monitor permanently affordable homeownership units.
Economics of Inclusionary Housing
This short video provides a brief explanation of the research on whether inclusionary housing requirements increase the price of market rate housing.
A Path to Homeownership
We worked with the Center for American Progress to craft an ambitious proposal for a dramatically different federal approach to supporting access to homeownership for lower income families.
Brookings: Retail Trade as a Path to Neighborhood Revitalization
Does retail development lead to residential change or the other way around? In this chapter we evaluate data on changing neighborhoods which suggests that retail revitalization can actually help prevent gentrification.
The Asset Building Potential of Shared Equity Homeownership
Can lower income families build wealth in resale price restricted homes? This paper presents surprising findings from data collected by one mature program.
Asset Building and Affordable Homeownership
This 15 minute video presentation looks more closely at local affordable homeownership programs from the point of view of asset building. Can affordable ownership programs be seen as asset building strategies? How do they compare with traditional ownership?
Best Practices in Inclusionary Housing
This paper outlines some of the challenges of ongoing administration of Inclusionary housing programs and highlights the policies, procedures and systems that successful programs have been using to address these challenges.
Resale Formula Comparison Tool
This general purpose educational tool was designed to help community leaders understand the relative performance of different limited equity resale formulas.
Shared Equity/Transformative Wealth
This paper provides an analysis of several alternative strategies for sharing the equity growth that accompanies home price appreciation to balance the dual goals of individual asset accumulation and ongoing affordability to future home purchasers.
Commercial Revitalization Planning Guide
This hands on guidebook is filled with detailed direction that will provide practitioners with a starting point for organizing comprehensive commercial district revitalization efforts.
Inclusinary Housing in California
This report details the findings of a statewide survey of local government agencies that have adopted inclusionary housing policies.