In cities big and small across the United States, concerns about the supply and cost of housing are widespread. Main Street communities are no exception. Housing challenges are clearly on the minds of Main Street practitioners. At the virtual Main Street Now conference last year, the topic of housing repeatedly emerged in a variety of sessions, and in a recent survey conducted by Main Street America, 87 percent of Main Street managers indicated concern about the state of housing in their Main Street districts. But how could the housing circumstances of Main Street districts be improved?
With the generous support of the 1772 Foundation, Main Street America’s Research team recently launched the “At Home on Main Street” project, a four-part housing research initiative that aims to provide action-oriented recommendations and support the network in strengthening Main Streets through thoughtful housing development.
Other standout housing-focused sessions at Main Street Now will include:
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