Renters suffering from wage or job losses as a result of COVID-19 are worried about their housing, and some counties are taking steps to stabilize them.
Reports & ToolkitsIn 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.
Reports & ToolkitsCounty 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.
Reports & ToolkitsLearn how counties are using their role in planning for development and in enacting zoning and land use ordinances to encourage the construction of affordable homes.
Reports & ToolkitsCounty governments increasingly provide housing assistance benefits to employees as a strategy to recruit and retain talented workers.