We offer a range of housing-related planning and impact analysis services.
Our plans provide a multi-faceted, comprehensive approach for addressing housing needs that is defined, quantitative, feasible and effective. Strategic planning is an interactive process involving policy development, goal/objective setting, task identification and prioritization, assignment of responsibilities, timeline development and budgeting supported with forecasting models.
We help design housing programs — inclusionary zoning, linkage or impact mitigation requirements, incentives and land use regulations for affordable housing. This work entails facilitation of detailed decision making on key components including applicability, income targets, costs, compliance alternatives and fee-in-lieu options.
We use our proprietary databases on job generation and workforce housing demand, combined with the latest economic and demographic data to quantify the impact that new development has on workforce housing. These studies provide a sound defensible basis for the imposition of impact mitigation requirements upon both commercial and residential development.
Economic and Community Impact Analysis
We identify and quantify the wide ranging benefits of providing housing for employees in the communities where they work including a labor force that meets the needs of employers, community diversity, spending of wages that circulate through the economy, payment of sales and property taxes, construction jobs, and support for community organizations. These reports support ballot initiatives, resource allocation, planning and community education efforts.
We examine and critique the performance of housing programs as a stand-along study or in combination with a Needs Assessment. We provide an objective, third-party critique of effectiveness at meeting goals/objectives, administrative complexity and transparency. We bring unique knowledge of housing strategies in peer communities to this process.
Impact and Planning Analysis from 0ur Portfolio
Aspen/Pitkin County Housing Authority Guidelines
This policy study examined income categories, pricing, eligibility standards and other components of a program that has evolved over 40 years.