Over the next 20 years, Raleigh's population is expected to double, with the surrounding Triangle area growing rapidly as well. Metro areas around the country have struggled to get sustainable economic development right, and without proper planning, Raleigh may join them. In particular, the city's housing policies may fail to keep up with the rapid development due to a lack of accessible tools tracking changes in the affordable housing inventory.
This summer project aims to develop dynamic, fact-based awareness tools to assist city employees and policy makers with decisions regarding affordable housing in Raleigh and Wake County. The proposed solution involves using open data from the city or county to create a methodology for estimating the supply of safe, affordable housing.
Questions/Problems include: What is our current supply of safe, affordable housing and where is it located? How is the supply expected to change in the next X months? Can we use permit data to predict the change? How can we create a dynamic tool that doesn't rely on outdated and static census data?
This project is in the development stage.
Goals of the project: