Social and affordable housing has a wide range of benefits for families and for communities. However, when new affordable housing developments are announced they often face community opposition, which can be a barrier to building these much-needed developments.
To better understand why communities are opposed to affordable housing and how providers can understand and respond to opposition, Civida conducted an applied research project on affordable housing and neighbourhoods exploring key questions. The result is a suite of resources designed for housing providers, developers, housing agencies, and the public to both better understand and respond to concerns about affordable housing.
This project was funded in 2019 through the Foundation’s Grant Program.