In 2016, over ONE THIRD of all households were overburdened by housing costs. This phenomenon does not exist solely in large counties; rather, medium-sized and small counties in every region of the country are also struggling with unaffordable housing costs. Fortunately, each county is uniquely equipped with its own set of tools to help residents find housing they can afford.
NACo Business of Counties Forum is dedicated to a network of appointed county executives who collectively represent over 92 million residents, 1.2 million employees and $267 billion in annual operations.
County governments employ community engagement practices to develop programs that tackle a variety of issues within their jurisdictions such as limited supply of affordable housing. Through engagement, county governments can ensure that the distinct values and needs of their communities are reflected in their affordable housing programs.
Counties are working to increase housing affordability for their residents across the country. Learn how housing affordability is impacting counties of all sizes and the innovative solutions they have implemented.
The roots of poverty strike deep within a community. The experiences of children aged 0-3 can have a profound impact on their social and economic wellbeing later in life, and cycles of poverty can perpetuate in a family simply because of inadequate care for the county’s youngest residents.
With this audio recording from the 2018 NACo Legislative Conference, learn how to use the new County Explorer Benchmarking Tool. This training demonstrates how to use the new tool for comparing a county across several indicators with other counties, its state, similarly sized counties or the median for the 3,069 counties.