Use this Quality Affordable Housing app to locate and compare quality affordable housing projects from across the United States and the globe.
The format of the database is intended to offer summaries of development data and design principles, providing global context for affordable housing innovation and illustrating universally applicable best practices for affordable housing design.
Specifically, the Public Design Commission hopes that this database will:
provide national and global context for affordable housing innovation;
illustrate globally applicable best practices in affordable housing design;
offer examples that illustrate creative and successful design approaches to challenging sites, tight budgets, and ambitious programs;
advocate for cost-effective, holistic, and universally adaptable approaches to creating housing and urban design excellence; and
emphasize public realm enhancements and community benefits that can be achieved through design.
The case studies in this database include some of the best affordable housing recently built across the globe. These examples illustrate a diversity of creative and successful design approaches, demonstrating design excellence and a range of architectural achievement. Together, they pave the way for the next generation of affordable housing design to not only produce better buildings, but to better serve our communities around the world.
DISCLAIMER: The New York City Public Design Commission does not guarantee, warrant, or make representations that the information in this document is complete, accurate, or current. PDC assumes no responsibility for the application of the material or information contained herein nor for any error, omissions, or other discrepancies. Nothing in the document is intended to create nor does it create any enforceable rights, remedies, entitlements, or obligations.