Housing Studies and Strategies
Camoin Associates has been at the forefront of the current housing crisis, working with clients at the local and regional levels to find solutions. We understand that housing issues are one of the greatest challenges threatening the economic and social well-being of many communities today.
Our Real Estate Development Services team includes experts who work to research and understand the unique housing needs of each community and craft actionable and effective strategies to help restore healthy, balanced, and equitable local housing markets.
Our Housing Services
Comprehensive Housing Needs Assessments
We provide a thorough evaluation of the housing characteristics and trends in each community or region to determine how the existing supply of housing is aligned or misaligned with the current and future needs of the community. Our methods include:
- Employer and community surveys
- Public workshops and other engagement events
- Data analysis of public and proprietary data sources
- Affordable and workforce-attainable housing analysis
- Housing insight interviews and focus groups
- Housing needs modeling and projections
The housing challenges and opportunities are unique in each community, and our housing strategies are tailored to those unique needs.
Solving complex housing issues requires a holistic and creative approach, including new approaches to land use regulations, infrastructure, public-private partnerships, organizational capacity and collaboration, and funding methods, among others. Our strategies provide detailed implementation steps that are aligned with the priorities and capacities of public officials, staff, and local partners.
Housing Development Market Studies
We work with housing developers of all types to prepare market feasibility studies for affordable, workforce, market-rate, senior, mixed-use, and other housing projects. Whether a project is four units or 400, our team knows how to assess market opportunities and provide trustworthy and reliable conclusions relied upon by developers, underwriters, grant administrators, and public officials.
Project Success Stories and Examples
Housing Diversity Study in Cape Elizabeth, ME
The Town of Cape Elizabeth hired Camoin Associates to develop a comprehensive Housing Diversity Study to guide decisions about how to meet local housing needs.
Housing Needs Assessment in Marble Falls, TX
The City of Marble Falls hired Camoin Associates to help it develop actionable strategies to address the city's growing lack of affordable housing options.
Regional Housing Assessment and Strategy for New York State's North Country
The Lake Champlain-Lake George Regional Planning Board hired Camoin Associates to develop a housing needs strategy for the entire North Country Region of New York.
Housing Needs Assessment and Strategy in Keene, NH
The City of Keene hired Camoin Associates to perform a full review and assessment of its housing needs and make recommendations to guide zoning and regulations.
Town of Groton, CT Housing Market Study
Housing Needs Assessment and Action Plan for Brattleboro, VT
The Town of Brattleboro hired Camoin Associates to produce an assessment and action plan designed to address its housing issues and needs.
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