Coastal Smart Growth Home: Getting Started: Live-Near-Your-Work
Live-near-your-work (LNYW) programs provide financial incentives that encourage people to live near their workplaces. The intention is to reduce traffic congestion and vehicle miles travelled, thus generating environmental benefits such as reduced air and water quality impacts. Incentives can include rent subsidies and special loans or grants to purchase homes.
How to Get Started
PolicyLink's Equitable Development Toolkit, provides an overview of employer assisted housing strategies, resources, and examples, including options that help employees to live near their work.
The Delaware State Housing Authority's Live Near Your Work Program provides an example of a state run LNYW program. The website includes an overview of the program including how to apply, borrower qualifications, and participating employers.
Housing Authority of Baltimore City’s Live Near Your Work Program provides an example of a city run LNYW program. The website includes an overview of the program including who is eligible, benefits, and restrictions.