Keys to the Valley Tenets
- Regional Planning Commissions have a duty to plan for and promote housing for all income levels.
- Having residents with diverse income levels makes a community stronger.
- Having employees live in or near the town they work makes families, communities, and businesses stronger.
- Having many residents in central core areas makes them more vibrant centers.
- A home’s location, energy use, price, and access to services all serve to make the home functional for its tenant.
- Access to transit near homes is essential to making them suitable for independent living.
- Homes shall not be segregated by public action based on their occupants.
Principles for Future Homes
- People should be able to afford to live in the town in which they work.
- To meet the needs of residents at all stages in their lives, communities should have a mix of home sizes and types.
- The environmental quality and safety of homes shall not be compromised for affordability.
- Homes must be energy efficient.
- Municipalities have a duty to plan for and promote housing for all.
- Every community should foster an adaptable housing stock and regulatory system that may shift with changing desires, demographics, and environmental and health concerns.