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April 13, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Affordable housing is a topic shrouded in misconceptions and strong biases. One thing is certain: it cannot be ignored. Public interest and case law require municipalities to address the affordable housing needs of their regions. This course examines the history and evolution of laws, policies and programs pertaining to affordable housing. Exclusionary zoning case law is highlighted, as well as the benefits of using land use tools such as inclusionary zoning regulations and accessory apartments to provide affordable housing. Strategies to preserve existing affordable housing, the process of developing affordable housing, and affordable housing design are also discussed.
Christopher Eastman & Paula Gilbert – New York State Department of State, Division of Local Government Services
Please include your full name, title (Chair, Member, etc.), and any municipal affiliation (Department, Planning Board, Advisory Council, etc.) to ensure you receive training hour credits. If you are not affiliated with a municipality, feel free to enter “N/A” or “None” in the Organization and Job Title fields.