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FSC actively promotes fair and affordable housing to consumers. Unfortunately, housing is often beyond the ability of consumers to afford today. Adequate supplies of quality housing are simply not available at affordable prices.

Quality housing is housing that is free of physical defects and is not overcrowded. Affordable housing is measured by whether the cost of the housing as a percent of income reaches sustainable levels. Fair housing involves protecting the ability of all consumers to choose where they live.

Fair housing involves a prohibition on intentional discrimination against protected classes, and a prohibition on those actions and decisions that have the effect of discriminating. In addition, fair housing involves a restriction on private actions, and imposes an affirmative obligation on local governments to identify and address local impediments to fair housing choice by all consumers.

Beyond addressing planning and enforcement issues involving fair and affordable housing, FSC undertakes work with planning and regulatory issues specifically relating to mobile/manufactured homes as well as public and assisted housing.

 

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Rental Housing Affordability in Burlington, Vermont A Report to the Burlington City Council
Fair and Affordable Housing for the Poor: Accounting for Occupancy Distribution and Housing Quality
Serving the Affordable Housing Needs of Belmont's Older Residents
Utility Rate Classifications and Group Homes as "Residential" Customers
Supportive Housing Facilities as "Low-Income Residential" Customers for Energy Efficiency Purposes
Energy Efficiency as an Affordable Housing Tool in Colorado
The Disparate Impacts of Requiring Homeownership as a Condition of Water Service in Columbus (OH)
Inclusionary zoning for Belmont: The Public Need and Private Exaction

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