Housing & Neighborhoods

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How does a neighborhood affect my livelihood? Why is housing such a hot topic?

Our excitement about a neighborhoods' potential isn't hard to understand. Neighborhoods--whether in cities, suburbs, or small towns--are the level where people interact most regularly and naturally. Neighborhoods provide a ready-made forum for tackling problems like traffic, crime, or social alienation that seem too daunting to address on the national scale. Even in communities where there are no pressing troubles, the neighborhood remains an ideal setting for important work such as restoring a park, enlivening a business district, or boosting an inherent "sense of community." (from the Project for Public Spaces).

Providing a wide range of housing options, with multiple housing options at multiple price points, is an incredibly important variable in building a strong community. It will help WDM stay fiscally strong, competitive, vibrant, and equitable for generations to come. Housing is often a hot topic because tough choices have to be made when planning for housing and development. As we vision for the future, tackling the costs of homes and land in a thoughtful and sustainable way remains a top priority for us. Chances are that your home has shaped your life in some way. We want to find ways to leverage the positive impacts your house has had on your life and mitigate the negative impacts.

We encourage you to stay engaged throughout the Housing & Neighborhoods outreach and provide your input in various ways, starting with the visual preference surveys located on this page, by telling your story about your neighborhood or housing experiences, or by completing the Housing & Neighborhoods survey.


How does a neighborhood affect my livelihood? Why is housing such a hot topic?

Our excitement about a neighborhoods' potential isn't hard to understand. Neighborhoods--whether in cities, suburbs, or small towns--are the level where people interact most regularly and naturally. Neighborhoods provide a ready-made forum for tackling problems like traffic, crime, or social alienation that seem too daunting to address on the national scale. Even in communities where there are no pressing troubles, the neighborhood remains an ideal setting for important work such as restoring a park, enlivening a business district, or boosting an inherent "sense of community." (from the Project for Public Spaces).

Providing a wide range of housing options, with multiple housing options at multiple price points, is an incredibly important variable in building a strong community. It will help WDM stay fiscally strong, competitive, vibrant, and equitable for generations to come. Housing is often a hot topic because tough choices have to be made when planning for housing and development. As we vision for the future, tackling the costs of homes and land in a thoughtful and sustainable way remains a top priority for us. Chances are that your home has shaped your life in some way. We want to find ways to leverage the positive impacts your house has had on your life and mitigate the negative impacts.

We encourage you to stay engaged throughout the Housing & Neighborhoods outreach and provide your input in various ways, starting with the visual preference surveys located on this page, by telling your story about your neighborhood or housing experiences, or by completing the Housing & Neighborhoods survey.