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Gutierrez, Erica. 2009. "Housing and Family-Friendly Communities." Issue brief, Linking Economic Development and Child Care Project. Ithaca, NY: Department of City and Regional Planning, Cornell University.

Planners need to consider many factors in meeting the housing needs of families. They should determine what type of housing is required and what the surrounding neighborhoods should look like. They need to know how demographic and economic trends may alter future housing demands. Planners also must consider whether the housing supplied (owner-occupied or rental) is going to be affordable for families after energy and commuting costs. This brief examines these issues, while highlighting some innovative approaches taken by planners to meet these unique demands.

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Subject: Child Care,Economic Development,Planning