Increase Housing Supply With Planning
Housing Supply Resources for Communities
Local leaders are turning to community planners for data-backed insights that lead to innovative housing solutions. From parking reform to building more housing near transit, see how locally-led zoning reform can help your community.
2024 Policy Priority
Federal support for zoning reform is key to increasing housing supply
With federal support, planners can enable reforms that meet communities where they are to increase housing choice, lower housing costs, bolster local economies, address inequities, and connect people to opportunity.
Planners' Advocacy Network
The national network of planning advocates working to shape federal and state policy outcomes.
Network members gain access to:
- Exclusive resources, tips, tools, and training
- Updates on the latest federal and state issues that impact planners
State Government Affairs
APA's State Government Affairs program provides insights on state policy trends that have an impact on planning across the country, engages state-level partners, and supports chapter-level policy and advocacy programs.
Tools to Influence Local, State, and Federal Policy
Policy Guides represent APA's official position on critical planning issues and arm planners with the tools to advocate for policies that create great communities for all. Policy guides, developed through a member-driven process, cover topics like Hazard Mitigation, Equity in Zoning, Housing, Climate Change, and more.
APA works to advance planning through the judicial process by filing amicus curiae — friend of the court — briefs in select cases of national importance.
This online, interactive guide is designed to help planners develop and deliver positive values-based messages about planning and APA to targeted audiences.