Assessing Housing Need and Housing Inventory


Please join us on Wednesday, October 31, 2018 for back-to-back sessions on approaches for calculating housing need and compiling statistics on subsidized housing stock. This session has been organized to inform the work of the Planning and Data subcommittees of the Fair Housing Working Group, but others interested in housing data and fair housing issues are invited to attend.

Part I: Calculating Housing Need with David Kinsey of Kinsey & Hand - 1:30 to 2:30 pm

Understanding current and prospective housing need is critical to state housing planning. It can drive housing resource allocation, support affordable housing creation and location goals, and inform other state investments. David Kinsey is a planner and lecturer at Princeton’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs who specializes in land use policy. He recently participated as an expert in New Jersey’s update of fair share housing allocations for municipalities. He will provide an in depth discussion of the set of decisions that must be made in developing a housing needs assessment on a statewide level and provide insights into the approach taken in New Jersey.

Part II: Creating an Inventory of Subsidized Housing with Maxwell Austensen of the Furman Center – 2:30 to 3:30 pm

Maxwell Austensen has been instrumental in developing, a web portal that provides critical housing and demographic data for New York City. Among the data is an inventory of subsidized units which provides a fuller understanding of the location of subsidized units, neighborhood saturation levels, the impact of specific housing programs and more. Maxwell will explain how his team made decisions about what data to collect and how to analyze it.

Our presenters will join us via video link. There is plenty of room, so please feel free to invite other people who might be interested in these topics.

Parking is available under the building.


October 31, 2018 at 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Hartford Foundation for Public Giving
10 Columbus Blvd
8th Floor
Hartford, CT 06106
United States
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Erin Boggs · · 8608576971
Jim Perras Brian Mathews Erik Johnson Alex Knopp Adhlere Coffy Jude Carrill Margaret Suib Amanda Kennedy

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  • 75 Charter Oak Avenue
  • Suite 1-200
  • Hartford, CT 06106
  • Phone: 860-610-6040