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Crane Associates believes that economically healthy and sustainable communities have a wide range of housing price options. If local employees do not earn enough for the local housing market it results in economic stress to the household. The more households under stress the greater the stress on the regional economy. Finding locally appropriate solutions to house people of all income levels is in everyone's best interest.
Crane Associates helps municipalities, regional and state agencies determine the amount and rate of housing growth an area will receive over a given period of time. Our analysis is holistic. We assess the regional and local economy, the current and projected housing stock, and the future demand on housing in every price range. We calculate locally specific "affordability standards" and determine affordable housing prices for a wide range of household incomes.
Professional Services
Market Analysis
Projected Land Area Needs
Constraints Analysis
Funding Identification and Grant Writing
Smart Growth Planning
Site and Building Design
Incentive Zoning
Implementation Tools
Community Facilitation
Project Coordination
Permit Approvals
Our analysis results in a clear picture of the amount and the type of affordable housing units needed each year. We provide developers with a detailed market analysis so they can confidently build the supply that is demanded. We provide the municipality with projected land acreage needs, zoning analysis and a full menu of locally appropriate implementation options. Crane Associates takes an affordable housing project from planning to construction.