Journal article

"Ambiguous, Confusing, and Not Delivering Enough Housing" What Negotiations Theory Can Teach Us About Voluntary Affordable Housing Agreements

Katrina Raynor, Matthew Palm, Georgia Warren-Myers

JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN PLANNING ASSOCIATION | ROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2021

Abstract

Problem, research strategy, and findings: Responsibility for affordable housing delivery is increasingly being delivered through collaborations between private, nonprofit, and state actors and operationalized through voluntary negotiations. Negotiation theory provides a lens for understanding why outcomes are often limited by highlighting the impact of stakeholder interests, the potential for mutual gains, trust between negotiating partners, and access to information. We surveyed 148 housing stakeholders in the state of Victoria (Australia) shortly after the passage of legislation that supported the negotiation of voluntary affordable housing agreements. We found that stakeholders share a be..

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