Rural Housing Context and Potential Through the Lens of the Mississippi Delta

2019
|   By
The Delta Design Build Workshop
Hope Enterprise Corporation
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Summary
This resource kit provides specific guidance and information on thorough engagement and sustainable development in communities across the Mississippi Delta and beyond. 
Description

In this resource kit, you will find:

  • A summary of housing demand context in areas with shrinking populations and declining markets
  • A review of generally accepted affordable housing tenets, and how they apply to the rural setting
  • A tool for re-thinking the definition of the 30% “affordability” rule
  • Information on the inherent vulnerability of homeowners and occupants based on the industry and exacerbated by limited, and sometimes absent, oversight in the Mississippi Delta
  • An evaluation of the impact of driving down the cost of construction on various long-term outcomes
  • Engagement practices and opportunities for housing as one of many components necessary for impactful community development
  • Curriculum training and templates for builders, small municipalities, community development entities and current and prospective homeowners
  • A strategy for developing new housing opportunities in the Mississippi Delta with limited subsidies
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