Affordable Neighborhoods

  • Historic arcade houses young professionals
    <strong>Microlofts at The Arcade Providence</strong>&nbsp;<em>Providence, Rhode Island</em>

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  • From parking lot to urban tour-de-force
    <strong>UCLA Weyburn</strong>&nbsp;<em>Los Angeles, California</em>

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  • Expanding options for a car-oriented suburban area
    <strong>Village of Providence</strong> <em>Huntsville, AL</em>

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  • Jazz Market New Orleans Audience Seating
    Jazz Market New Orleans Audience Seating
    Trumpeting a cultural revival
    <strong>Peoples Health New Orleans Jazz Market</strong>&nbsp; <em>New Orleans, Louisiana</em>

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  • Southside
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  • A mixed-use center for town and gown
    <strong>Storrs Center</strong> <em>Mansfield, CT</em>

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  • A unique building becomes a hub for historic neighborhoods
    <strong>Ponce City Market</strong> <em>Atlanta, GA</em>

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  • Mercado District | Tucson, Arizona
    A timeless place from the ground up. #thisiscnu

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Ensuring that neighborhoods are affordable for diverse residents means offering a broad array of housing and rental choices, from single-family homes to condos to apartments. Residents also need transportation options that fit their circumstances—whether they primarily drive or get around without a car—to access jobs, healthy food, schools, and other destinations.

Affordable neighborhoods should also offer a range of commercial services and businesses, including grocery stores, household needs, childcare services, entertainment, and healthcare. Transit and transportation options can help by expanding access to these needs in nearby areas. Beyond housing, building a diverse local economy is essential for supporting residents of different backgrounds and helps them invest in their community.

CNU and its members advocate for comprehensive solutions to building and maintaining affordable neighborhoods, and have developed planning and policy tools that recognize and address the ways that all those factors interrelate holistically. Together, we’re building neighborhood affordability strategies that can work at all scales regardless of past conditions.

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