Our VPSA Formula (Value, Problem, Solution, and Action) constructs an effective message that explains the importance of homeownership as a path to personal and national prosperity.
This memo synthetizes existing public opinion data about economic opportunity and homeownership, exploring areas of partiuclar interest to those working on housing policy.
This memo offers communications advice on building suport for access to an affordable home under fair and sustainable terms.
This memo explores three areas of particular interest: (1) perceptions of economic mobility, the American Dream, and the role of institutions; (2) the role that Americans believe homeownership and housing play in creating opportunity; and (3) the politics of housing.
The document offers policy solutions to ensure that home ownership and affordable housing are accessible pillars of American opportunity. It calls upon policymakers, industry leaders, and everyday Americans to adopt these solutions to our housing and financial crisis, and to insist on the implementation and accountability necessary to make them effective. To see a graphic detailing the solutions in the Compact for Home Opportunity, click here.
We call upon policymakers, the banking and lending industry, and everyday Americans to adopt or demand solutions to our housing crisis.
This memorandum discusses the contemporary relevance of residential integration to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s affirmative fair housing duties.
This memorandum recommends and discusses indicators to be used in evaluating geographic access to opportunity, including available sources of relevant data.
Read our recommendations and proposed model regulatory language for changes to HUD’s existing affirmatively further fair housing (“AFFH”) regulations.