Resources for Housing
Links to Countywide & Regional Resources
- Housing Partnership of Chester County
- Fair Housing Council of Suburban Philadelphia
- Don't Borrow Trouble Suburban Philadelphia
Links to Statewide Resources
- The Housing Alliance of Pennsylvania
- Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency
- Pennsylvania Downtown Center
- Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development
Links to Federal Resources
Links to Workforce Housing
- Montgomery County, PA -Workforce Housing Resources
- National Association of Realtors, Housing Opportunity Program
- National Association of Home Builders
Links to Adaptive Re-Use & Redevelopment
Links to General Resources
- Brownfields Center
- National Main Street Center
- Downtown Research and Development Center
- Harvard University Research Reports
- National Low Income Housing Coalition
Chester County Housing Costs Profile 2012 (PDF, 2.6 MB)
Displays housing prices data on three aggregate levels: county, sub-county regions, and municipalities. It is based on information from Chester County assessment office records. Available in PDF and Flipbook format.
New Housing Units 2012, Datasheet (PDF, 545 KB)
The number of new housing units has increased for the first time since 2004. This data sheet shows the number of new housing units for each municipality in 2012 and the countywide trend since 2000. It includes the average density of the new housing development. It shows the relationship between new housing development and the Livable Landscapes Map.
New Housing Units 2011, Datasheet (PDF, 515 KB)
This data sheet shows the number of new housing units for each municipality in 2011 and the countywide trend since 2000. It includes the average density of the new housing development. It shows the relationship between new housing development and the Livable Landscapes Map.
New Housing Units 2010, Datasheet (PDF, 722 KB)
This data sheet shows the number of new housing units for each municipality in 2010 and the countywide trend since 2000. It includes the average density of the new housing development.
The Why, Where, and How of Affordable Homes (PDF, 1 MB)
Chester County 2020 has released the 2007 Under One Roof 2 report on housing entitled "The Why, Where and How of Affordable Homes" from the April 19th conference.
Combatting Problems of Vacant and Abandoned Properties (PDF, 196 KB)
Prepared by City Policy Associates, Washington, D.C. for The United States Conference of Mayors, June 2006.
Property Reuse: Realizing the Value for Communities (PDF, 822 KB)
Power point presentation by Lavea Brachman of the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, January 26, 2006.
Vacant Properties in Baltimore: Strategies for Reuse (PDF, 187 KB)
By Eric Friedman, January 18, 2003. Submitted for the Abell Foundation Award in Urban Policy.
Sarah Pratt, a national Fair Housing advocate and educator, offers an overview of Fair Housing principles and how to overcome opposition to affordable housing.
Provided by the Housing Alliance of Pennsylvania with funding from the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency (PHFA), to give developers a working knowledge of fair housing in a form they can use.