Housing Production and Ownership

This section discusses alternative financing tools, ownership models, and housing types that can be considered to address high construction costs and other challenges to funding housing production, including housing trust funds, CRIAs, social housing, manufactured homes, and micro units. Local jurisdictions may receive inquiries from individuals or organizations interested in promoting these alternatives. It is important that local jurisdictions be aware of these alternatives and where appropriate, support them as viable marketplace alternatives. This section addresses four key topics:

  • Employer-assisted housing
  • Alternative housing ownership models
  • Mutual housing associations
  • Other lower-cost housing types