Brochures and Advocacy Resources
- National Public Radio: The Advantages Of Renting
Weekend Edition interview that explores whether the government's promotion of homeownership is really in the U.S.'s best interests. Author Richard Florida says, "Renting may make sense not just for people who can't afford to buy a house, but for people whose careers require flexibility - and for an economy that's built on our flexibility, single family-owned housing may be a bit inflexible." (September 21, 2009)
Third-party Guidance, Advisories, and Resources
- Toward a New Metropolis: The Opportunity To Rebuild America
Brookings Institution report that examines projected trends at the national, state and metropolitan level to determine the estimated demand for new housing, commercial, and industrial space over the next quarter century. Finds that in 2030, about half of the buildings in which Americans live, work, and shop will have been built after 2000. (12/2004)
- This is Smart Growth
Joint publication by NMHC, ICMA and the Smart Growth Network illustrating how communities can use smart growth techniques to create more economic opportunities, build great places where people want to live and visit, preserve the qualities people love about their communities, and protect environmental resources. (September 2006)
- Smart Growth Implementation Toolkit
The Toolkit is designed to help community leaders review and revise their land use policies, zoning and development codes and project design standards. It includes step-by-step “audits” of policies and codes, as well as a scorecard for evaluating proposed development projects. (January 2008)
Overcoming NIMBY Opposition
NMHC resources to help housing advocates overcome Not-In-My-Backyard (NIMBY) opposition.
Combatting Apartment Myths
Research and other resources confronting the myths about apartments and school overcrowding, traffic congestion, property values and more.
Promoting Affordable Housing
Ad campaigns, PowerPoint presentations and related research to create a new understanding about affordable housing. Click here.