Housing Needs Analysis and Affordability Strategies

SB Friedman conducts site-specific and community-wide housing needs analyses, formulates housing strategies and policies, and evaluates the effectiveness of existing housing programs. Our work builds upon our extensive experience in analyzing the market and financial feasibility of residential development, including demand for market-rate and affordable units. We assess unmet housing needs through a synthesis of: population cohorts by age and income, housing characteristics and pricing, localized preferences, evolving demographic and development trends, and community input. Leveraging our in-depth knowledge of available financial and regulatory tools, we formulate strategies, policies and programs to implement community housing objectives, promote inclusive and equitable development, and discourage displacement.