Since the 1970s, communities across the developed world have faced perpetual affordable housing crises.

Today’s crisis is largely characterized by rampant rent-burdens, evictions, foreclosures, and homelessness. Ensuring that all households are able to attain the housing they desire requires working together to abandon bad policies, adopt new approaches, and embrace fresh ideas. We cannot afford another half century of crisis.

DEMOCRATIZE DEVELOPMENT is a nonpolitical movement dedicated to promoting comprehensive responses to affordable housing crises. Through research, advocacy, and education, this endeavor seeks to change the narrative around housing affordability by broadening the conversation. Only by equipping legislators, institutions, organizations, and individuals with the proper tools to address the affordable housing crisis, can we chart a new course towards success.

To learn more about affordable housing crises and our efforts to address them, browse through the menu items at the top of the page and direct related inquiries to:

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