A healthy housing market is a regulated housing market. Government plays a critical role in our communities: protecting from incompatible uses of real estate, guides planning decisions, and employs tools to revitalize communities. It can help ensure the long-term affordability of neighborhoods that have become “hot,” while also stabilizing areas that have experienced disinvestment and neglect. However, for governments to effectively address community needs, they must have the right information and resources to empower the work they do. Here you will find resources for state, county, and local officials on code enforcement, problem property legislation, planning and zoning, as well as federal and state housing programs.