Our Working Principles

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Ribbon cutting for Pinewoods affordable housing, Stockbridge; owned by Construct
Ribbon cutting for Pinewoods affordable housing, Stockbridge; owned by Construct

Our work increases the local affordable housing supply and encourages sustainable economic growth using the following guiding principles:

Providing housing options to enable people to live and work in the same community

Prioritizing the creation of increased housing density in town centers, thus preserving open space

Supporting locally-owned businesses that contribute to a robust local economy, keeping profits in the community and adding to the local tax base

Promoting job creation that pays a “living wage”

Creating developments that engage Smart Growth principles, utilizing mixed land uses, compact design, distinctive and attractive communities, preservation of natural beauty, varied transportation choices and stakeholder collaboration in development

Incorporating energy efficiency and green building techniques and materials

Encouraging collaboration with other organizations, regionally and nationally, to best leverage the available expertise and capacities

Maintaining community support through both meaningful engagement and reverence for local beauty, culture, and commerce