AFFORDABLE HOUSING

Housing Lookup Toolset

Description & Features

This dashboard contains a variety of filters surrounding the price and features of housing in your community. Filter by basic and advanced attributes and see the locations of all the housing that meets the criteria on a map.

Community Return on Investment

Efficiently target properties that meet certain criteria when implementing affordable housing initiatives.
Understand the geographic context of housing that fits certain criteria to target specific neighborhoods for incentives or policy changes.
Filter by price point to understand the gap between vacation housing and resident rents in tourism-driven communities.
Support homeowners and landlords by giving them the tools to make appropriate housing or incentive decisions.
View lists and maps of properties that fit practical policy goals and incentives.

How we are different

Unlike the assessor/tax appraiser’s database or apps like Zillow, this dashboard allows the user to filter by many criteria at once. It also contains information not tracked for tax purposes but vital to understanding the affordable housing landscape and potential solutions, including the market use of the property and housing price points.

The Housing Lookup Tool includes the following dynamic data:

Market Use of Properties
Delineated by vacation rentals, permanent resident housing (owner-occupied v. renter-occupied), seasonal resident housing, and other uses
Residential Land Use Types
Filtered by single-family, multi-family, and multi-building properties (single-family with auxiliary dwelling unit)
Housing Price Points
The range at which the property could be rented at fair market value
Number of Bedrooms and Bathrooms
Assessed and Market Values
Acreage Size
Key Characteristics of Interest
Additional data of interest tracked by assessors/appraisers

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AFFORDABLE HOUSING

Housing Policy Toolset

Description & Features

The Housing Policy Dashboard shows the relationship between housing supply and demand based on household income level, number of bedrooms, desired housing size, and whether residents rent or own.

Community Return on Investment

Incentivize the construction of housing units that are within the price range of the primary workforce and the number of bedrooms those families need.
Support and keep key workers who support the economic vitality and safety of your community and reduce the cost of turnover.
Calculate the most cost-effective solutions to affordable housing, whether it is more cost-controlled housing, vouchers, or tax incentives.
Prevent over-building on types of units that are not needed or unpopular.

How we are different

CDP’s product moves beyond public housing and lower-income needs and onto the problem of the middle-class housing crunch. When supply increases, unhappy tenants will eagerly seek new opportunities—which is why we not only look at homebuyers but also the preferences of the people who are in non-preferred housing. This holistic housing approach covers all aspects of unmet demand and helps communities truly understand how to address their housing crisis.

Using this tool policy-makers can see:

Housing Supply v. Demand
Comparison of the number of units available and the number of households that can afford that price point, driven by both the US Census’ American Community Survey (ACS) and CDP’s own community survey data.
Affordable Housing Indicators
How is your community doing compared against state mandates for affordable housing?
Middle-Class Housing Indicators
The percent of cost-burdened households in the community based on the aggregate at the ability to pay compared to the availability of affordable units.
Home Ownership Accessibility
Number of total households that would ideally like to own their home compared to the availability of houses at their affordable price points.

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