One strategy is to ensure that affordable housing is available in all neighborhoods. In addition to tapping federal programs to finance new affordable housing and vouchers to encourage mobility to high opportunity neighborhoods, the authors state that cities have reviewed their land use regulations and eliminated exclusionary zoning provisions. Many communities have adopted inclusionary zoning, and some have adopted rent control, although the authors cite research finding that this policy has had undesirable effects.
The report also includes a set of policies that have been used to promote fair housing. A fundamental action is for local governments to cooperate in a regional housing plan that establishes common goals as well as targeted programs for each community's specific situation, according to the authors. The report mentions two specific policies addressing barriers: voucher programs that support mobility to opportunity-rich areas and local ordinances that prohibit landlords from discriminating against tenants with vouchers and similar sources of income.
In addition, the report discusses policies that create alternative homeownership models. These include local community land trusts and housing cooperatives to protect naturally occurring affordable housing.