Our signature housing design charrettes transform the way communities approach the issues of housing affordability, availability, and diversity. Each charrette is a process that includes local coalition-building, community engagement, education and technical assistance, and a series of feedback loops. Our charrettes harness the expertise of volunteer housing industry professionals to help towns and cities reevaluate their land use regulations and develop creative strategies tailored to the needs and desires of the community.
“The charette was a very informative, hands-on project that broadened the perspective of all participants on ways to accommodate housing that would contribute to the fabric of our Town center in a positive way. The charette "team" assembled by the Coalition brought experience, insight, and creativity to the project. Before the charette, I thought I knew about all there was to know about housing options for our community, but the charette process teased-out some paths for future housing development that I had not envisioned, and we hope to build on what we learned.”
— Jeff Gowan, Planning Director, Town of Pelham
Hampton Falls (2010)
If your community is interested in hosting a workforce housing design charrette, contact Sarah Wrightsman at email@example.com for more information.