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311 for Cities: Challenges and Recommendations for the Development of Affordable Live/Work Housing for Artists

In May 2015, the Housing and Community Development Department of the city of Oakland, California, submitted a request through the National Resource Network’s 311 for Cities asking for information on the main barriers facing the preserving and development of affordable artist housing and workplaces in cities. The city also requested that the network research ways to fund the development of artist housing. The request resulted in a “heavy” 311 response from the Network. The following report was researched, developed and shared with the city by the Network to highlight the challenges and recommendations for the development of artist live/work housing and workspaces.