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
Update state laws to promote local planning efforts and provide housing resources to solve our most pressing affordability challenges.
Modernize codes and rules to respond to the growing need for more housing — no matter the type or cost.
Provide everyone with a fair opportunity to access affordable housing and economic prosperity, while addressing the effects of gentrification.
Adopt local plans that not only expand family housing choices but also make them easier and more affordable to access.
Transform community engagement and involve everyone in the planning process from the start.
Promote innovative thinking about how to fund affordable housing in the future.