Policy Guide in Development: Housing
APA's current policy guide on housing is in need of updating to address not only changes in the law but also critical trends in areas such as fair housing and affordable housing.
An update would emphasize new policies to address affordability and encompass major new regulatory actions such as HUDA's Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing rule. There have also important updates on tax and housing finance policy and planning that need to be included in a new housing guide.
In addition, there have been suggestions from members to better address policies regarding manufactured housing, healthy housing, green building design and resilient building codes in an updated or amended housing policy guide.