Breaking Barriers, Finding Solutions
Working Together Toward Inclusive Prosperity
collaboration is key
Providing local communities a pathway toward inclusive prosperity requires the collaboration of legislators, policy makers, planners, developers, advocates, and residents.
APA believes the following six principles should guide us in addressing critical housing issues. These principles, which drive our action agenda, reflect our need as planners to improve our tools and invest in new resources that advance real solutions.
These Six Principles Drive APA's Action Agenda
1. Modernize State Planning Laws
Update state laws to promote local planning efforts and provide housing resources to solve our most pressing affordability challenges.
2. Reform Local Codes
Modernize codes and rules to respond to the growing need for more housing — no matter the type or cost.
3. Promote Inclusionary Growth
Provide everyone with a fair opportunity to access affordable housing and economic prosperity, while addressing the effects of gentrification.
4. Remove Barriers to Multifamily Housing
Adopt local plans that not only expand family housing choices but also make them easier and more affordable to access.
5. Turn NIMBY Into YIMBY
Transform community engagement and involve everyone in the planning process from the start.
6. Rethink Finance
Promote innovative thinking about how to fund affordable housing in the future.