There are few things more personal than a home. Homes serve as more than a shelter; they are where life happens. Families grow in homes, and accomplishments are made in homes. Individually, those who lack the adequate funds to provide a home often feel lost and uncertain of their place. Furthermore, homelessness has economic and environmental effects on society as a whole.
While affordable housing programs alleviate many of these personal and societal stressors, they are only beneficial if they accomplish what they set out to do: provide homes at affordable rates for those less fortunate in our communities. Through compliance monitoring practices, I feel as if I am helping the residents of affordable housing projects by reporting both adherence to affordability requirements and compliance violations. By the end of every report, I feel as if my work will help strengthen the residents’ homes and their confidence.
Written by Nicole Miller who is a Research Assistant at RSG.