SAVI Reports - Page 32

If affordability is achieved through a reduction in the cost of housing, housing is more affordable; however, if affordability is achieved through an increase in household income, everything becomes more affordable. 14 Equipping people with marketable skills and abilities—through education and training, for example—can go a long way to increasing access to housing options for more families over the long term. This 27 perspective often gets lost in the discussion around gentrification—that one way of increasing access to housing is raising incomes. Balancing place-based and people-oriented strategies are important so that low-income households are able to participate in increasing opportunities within their communities. Strategies that coordinate housing assistance and improving the fiscal situation of fami