HOMES FOR OUR FUTURE COMMUNICATIONS TOOLS
The Housing North Communications Toolkit is intended to help advocates and leaders build consistent messages around housing in public dialogues, and include memorable data points, clear messages about solutions, and context for how housing impacts our shared values. The guide includes messaging guidance developed on behalf of Housing North by Avenue ISR in 2019 and based on research from the Frameworks Institute, along with data and information about housing needs and solutions from a broad range of sources.
Housing North, Networks Northwest, and local housing networks regularly present information and data on housing needs and solutions to a wide range of audiences. Those presentations will be made available below and on local housing network page.
This report by the Enterprise Community Foundation and the Frameworks Institute identifies the challenges in housing communications and new research about which messages work, and how to use communications to expand the public discourse on housing issues.
The Citizens' Housing and Planning Association and the Massachusetts Housing Partnership developed guidance as part of a statewide initiative to support local officials and volunteers in their efforts to provide more affordable housing opportunities in their communities. It includes strategies and best practices for the creation and preservation of affordable housing—including tools and resources for building local support and improving communications.