Like bridges and roads, affordable housing is an investment in a community’s infrastructure. Along with numerous social benefits, housing affordability supports diverse jobs and wage levels and also attracts and retains workers – critical to a community’s long-term economic success.
Housing affordability also contributes to a community’s quality of life – increasingly important to businesses. Amazon is a recent example. When outlining preferences for a new HQ2, the organization prioritized “a diversity of housing options” and “the presence and support of a diverse population.”