COG’s staff have prepared numerous types of plans to address the needs for affordable housing, including DHCD Housing Production Plans, Community Preservation Plans, Consolidated Plans, housing elements of comprehensive/master plans, and housing program and policy assessments. We provide physical assessments, market analysis and impact assessments, and zoning analysis and revision services, to help communities develop and carry out realistic strategies for creating and preserving affordable housing. COG has an excellent track record working with local officials, property owners and neighborhood residents to develop zoning that responds to a community’s vision of itself. In support of that effort, we create interesting, visually engaging public presentation materials in a variety of formats, and we offer Geographic Information System (GIS) services to help communities visualize the results of land use and zoning policy decisions.
These services relate closely to our?Affordable Housing Services?practice.