AFFORDABLE HOUSING

Housing Lookup Dashboard

Description & Features

As a part of CDP’s affordable housing options, we investigate the landscape of housing supply. This dashboard contains a variety of filters surrounding the price and features of housing in your community. show more

Community Return on Investment

Targeted list of properties that meet a certain criteria when implementing affordable housing initiatives. You can directly target certain property owners efficiently.
Understanding the geographic extent of housing that fits certain criteria allows for targeting specific neighborhoods for incentives or policy changes
Filtering by price point is a key feature for tourism-driven communities to understand the gap between vacation housing and resident rents.

Why we are different

This tool stands apart from the assessor/tax appraiser’s database in the ability of 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. These include market use of the property and housing price points. It stands apart from an app like Zillow in the comprehensiveness of the data one can apply to a filter. For example, Zillow will give their assessed property values but not expected rental prices points. This dashboard focuses on all the key points of interest for affordable housing stakeholders in your community.

Basic Financial Dashboard features include:

Cost of Living
It is important to many cities to ensure that lower paid workers are happy and want to remain. Understanding the true living wage in an area is integral to understanding if the unions are proposing wages that are fair in the lower paid positions. Understanding the living wage will help government representatives recognize when the union leaders are proposing increases in the higher end jobs to the detriment of the lower end workers.
Salary Comparisons
Our basic Cost of Living tool is complemented with a searchable list of positions and tenures, providing salary comparisons for regions as well as other similar cities outside of the region. This feature will help in conversations where the union representative is presenting an anomaly as the norm

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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 Dashboard 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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Housing Policy Dashboard

Description & Features

The Housing Policy Dashboard shows the relationship between housing supply and demand in a community. Select a household income level, number of bedrooms, and rent or own. Indicators show the percentage of housing demand met by current supply at different income levels. show more

Community Return on Investment

Limit the construction of housing units that are out of the price range of the workforce
Keep key workers in your community holding key jobs that support the economic vitality and safety of the community. Staff turnover costs money. Police officers living close to work, nurses close to the hospital, etc. all benefit the community and reduce turnover.
Calculate the most cost effective solutions to affordable housing, whether it is more cost-controlled housing, vouchers, or tax incentives. By knowing exactly what is needed, the more efficient solution can be implemented.
Prevents over-building on types of units that are not needed or unpopular.

Why we are different

CDP’s product moves beyond public housing and lower income needs and into the problem of the middle class housing crunch. We do not just look at housing seekers, but also the preferences of the people who are in non-preferred housing. When supply increases, unhappy tenants will also eagerly seek new opportunities. CDP’s holistic approach of diving into housing issues covers all aspects of unmet demand and helps communities truly understand how to address their housing crisis.

Basic Financial Dashboard features include:

Housing Supply v. Demand
Driven either by the US Census’ American Community Survey (ACS) or by CDP’s own survey data, we show the approximate demand for housing at different income levels, by number of bedrooms. The user can compare the number of units available and the number of households who can afford that price point.
Affordable Housing Indicators
Certain states have regulations that mandate communities to have a certain proportion of housing units available for lower income families. Our dashboard shows how your community is doing compared to these mandates. We show the direction of the movement, whether positively or negatively.
Middle Class Housing Indicators
Many communities have middle class families struggling to maintain housing due to very high costs. Our dashboard shows the percent of cost-burdened households in the community by looking in aggregate at the ability to pay v. the availability of affordable units.
Home Ownership Accessibility
This functionality is based on CDP’s housing preference survey of your community. We ask people if they are renting and prefer to buy instead. With this data we infer the number of total households that would ideally like to own their home, and compare to the housing market in the area, and if there is sufficient housing stock at the price points that all these households are able to pay.

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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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