Have conversations with friends, colleagues and neighbors to learn about their housing challenges.
Educate your circles of influence.
Effect policy & regulatory decisions at the local, county and state levels.
Look for opportunities to invest in community impact funds to help increase affordable housing units.
Advocate for legislation that can make a difference.
Utilize tax benefits through 1031 exchanges, donation of land, etc.
Approach owners of vacant land with a vision for using the land for affordable housing.
Plan and/or participate in neighborhood meetings to further educate the community about our affordable housing crisis.
Be aware of public agencies, school districts, hospitals, universities, and religious organizations that may have surplus property and may be persuated to joint venture with for-profit or nonprofit developers to create affordable housing units.
Learn about the use of land trusts and advocate for them as appropriate.