New League Resource
February 16, 2022
New Zoning Guide for Affordable Housing
now Available

After a year in the making, the League is happy to announce that a Wisconsin-specific Guide for helping communities adjust their zoning codes to remove obstacles to the creation of affordable housing is now available to download from the League’s website.

Enabling Better Places: A User’s Guide to Neighborhood Affordability was created through a partnership with the Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU). The League teamed up with the following organizations to help fund creation of the Guide: Wisconsin Realtors Association, Wisconsin Builders Association, AARP-Wisconsin, Wisconsin Housing & Economic Development Authority (WHEDA), and NAIOP Wisconsin.  

The overall goal of the Guide and the training workshops below is to show that bite-sized zoning code changes are possible and can have an immediate impact on removing obstacles to the development of workforce and missing middle housing. 
Learn how to use the Guide at League Workshops Next Week. There is still time to register for training workshops on how to make best use of the Guide. CNU faculty is providing training for municipal elected officials, staff, and private planning consultants next week in three locations.

The training is free but attendance is limited* and REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.  
February 21 -- Eau Claire, Morning Session 9 - 11:30; Afternoon Session - 1:00 - 4:00  
February 22 -- Plover, Morning Session 9 - 11:30; Afternoon Session - 1:00 - 4:00 
February 23 – Oshkosh, Morning Session 9-11:30; Afternoon Session - 1:00 - 4:00
You may attend both the morning and afternoon sessions.
Both the morning and afternoon sessions will focus on the methodology of incremental code reform and the process and implementation described within the Guide. The training will cover how to use the documents in the Guide, navigating the steps to amending a code, and determining where to start. 
The morning session is geared for elected municipal officials, city and village administrators/managers, builders, and advocates. 

The afternoon session is geared for municipal planning staff and private planning consultants. 
Register Here:  Complimentary Registration
*Please note each session is limited to 40 participants.  

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