If you’re paying any attention to discussions in our City Council and its committees, you may have heard terms such as “affordable housing,” the “missing middle housing” and “ADUs” – which are accessory dwelling units. One big reason we should all care about density is that it connects to transit use.
Officials describe Wake County as affordable housing desert, crisis – WRAL – November 14, 2017
Nearly 43,000 of the county’s 1 million residents spend more than 50 percent of their income for housing — an extreme burden given that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development recommends families spend no more than 30 percent.
Land Use – Community – Infrastructure Development (LUCID) – Studies by the Triangle J Council of Governments
Restore the Missing Middle Housing – News & Observer Op-Ed – November 9, 2017
Raleigh Comprehensive Plan 2030 Update – Raleigh City Government
What is Affordable Housing? – City of Raleigh Program explanation
Why Affordable Housing is So Important for Development Near Transit – StreetsBlog USA – June 20, 2019
Meet the Numtots, the Millennials Who Find Fixing Public Transit Sexy – The Guardian – July 5, 2018
What are the Characteristics of Missing Middle Housing? – Missing Middle
America’s Best and Worst Cities for Public Transit – Mental Floss – December 10, 2018