Housing as an Asset Class: Opportunities for Systems Change to Enhance Social Equity an Inclusion

September 2017

By: Maya Brennan, Urban Institute

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Table of Contents

Affordable Housing Programs

This report describes the challenges of the current housing market and identifies opportunities for attracting private and philanthropic capital to affordable housing development. It also discusses some of the hurdles for creating the kind of systems change that will lead to more inclusive and equitable communities.

Social Equity

This report discusses the current state of the housing system and shares potential strategies for achieving greater equity. It acknowledges that changing systems is a complex process but encourages greater collaboration between public and private sectors and becoming inspired by other social movements.