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Navigating Local Housing Strategies

A series of video conversations

Healthy Neighborhoods

Access to safe, stable, affordable housing sets the stage for health and prosperity. Evidence shows that housing stability is critical for children’s health, well-being, and academic performance. But the ongoing housing affordability crisis across the United States means that many families — especially BIPOC households and others who face marginalization — are experiencing hardships related to housing.

In 2021, ChangeLab Solutions launched the Housing Solutions Collaborative (HSC), a peer-learning cohort of eight teams from across the country who have built partnerships and knowledge to advance housing equity in their communities. During their time together, the teams made progress on issues from zoning and affordable housing production to emergency rental assistance and anti-displacement policies.

We invite you to watch three video conversations between HSC teams and ChangeLab Solutions staff. Find out about their achievements and the lessons they’ve learned in a variety of areas related to affordable housing:

Affordable Housing Production

View our discussion with Abbie Wallhaus from Madison Development Corporation in Madison, WI, and Jovan Burton from Partnership for Housing Affordability in Chesterfield County, VA.

Housing Stability

Watch our conversation with Corey Root from Orange County, NC, and Tony Curtis from the Metropolitan Housing Coalition in Louisville, KY.

Housing Quality & Preserving Naturally Occurring Affordable Housing (NOAH)

View our discussion with Jonathan Butler and Kristin Maun from Partner Tulsa in Tulsa, OK.