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Joseph Smooke | 05/07/2018
San Francisco City Hall
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Joseph Smooke

Cities, Provinces, States and countries have made significant investments in “affordable” or “social” housing to meet housing needs and to ensure that residents have stability and affordability. These strategies are particular to economies and how the housing market works, but there are lessons that can be learned and applied beyond where these strategies are being innovated.

 

Ontario, Canada

16 point housing plan

https://beta.theglobeandmail.com/real-estate/toronto/ontario-housing-16-big-changes-explained-in-charts/article34757648/?ref=http://www.theglobeandmail.com&

 

Ontario Fair Housing Plan of 2017

https://news.ontario.ca/mof/en/2017/04/ontarios-fair-housing-plan.html

 

Copenhagen, Denmark

Use of public land and other policies and strategies

https://www.citylab.com/environment/2017/09/amager-faelled-copenhagen-model-development/540465/

 

Nigeria

    Housing Policy

http://www.ijhssnet.com/journals/Vol._1_No._9_Special_Issue_July_2011/16.pdf

 

Sweden

    Social Housing

http://www.sabo.se/om_sabo/english/Documents/SABO%20and%20Public%20Housing%20in%20Sweden.pdf

 

Analysis of the current state of Sweden's housing system

https://i-sphere.org/2015/11/30/housing-in-sweden-not-such-a-paradise/

 

Housing system has changed with privatization

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/jun/16/sweden-housing-programme-privatisation

 

Europe

    Financing Social Housing

http://files.nesc.ie/nesc_secretariat_papers/No_11_Financing_of_Social_Housing_in_Selected_European_Countries.pdf

 

Netherlands

Housing Policy as compared to the United Kingdom

https://www.theguardian.com/housing-network/2013/jun/21/netherlands-britain-social-housing-provision

 

United Kingdom

    Housing Policies and Finance

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/property/11482696/Renting-your-way-to-poverty-welcome-to-the-future-of-housing.html

 

Paris, London and Barcelona

    Social Housing

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/279770582_The_Housing_Policy_structure_of_Paris_London_and_Barcelona_A_comparative_research

 

Australia

Social housing in comparison to other countries

https://www.ahuri.edu.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0027/2988/AHURI_RAP_Issue_75_Social_housing_rental_policy.pdf

 

Salt Lake City

Ending chronic homelessness

http://www.npr.org/2015/12/10/459100751/utah-reduced-chronic-homelessness-by-91-percent-heres-how

 

Minneapolis

Tax sharing to end revenue/ resource disparities

https://ilsr.org/rule/tax-base-sharing/2301-2/

 

Milwaukee and Denver

Housing First and collecting change and airports "to support rental assistance and employment aid for people struggling with homelessness."

https://ilsr.org/rule/tax-base-sharing/2301-2/