Community Acceptance

Community members help shape how communities grow. Their input and acceptance of new development is important.

While most people recognize that everyone needs a safe, stable place to call home, new housing development often runs into community opposition — especially if the new development will be affordable to people who struggle to make ends meet. Opposition from community members can delay or outright stop the production of housing affordable to people of modest means — particularly if the housing will be home to people who have been experiencing homelessness.

Because community acceptance is so important, HCD, in association with the Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California (NPH) and Housing Advocates, has provided the following publications as resources for increasing community acceptance.

Websites and Publications