Corianne Payton Scally

Corianne Payton Scally
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Corianne Payton Scally is senior research associate in the Metropolitan Housing and Communities Policy Center at the Urban Institute. She was formerly associate professor and director of the graduate Urban and Regional Planning Program at the University at Albany, State University of New York.

What to Do When Environmental and Housing Needs Collide

San Francisco is making headlines for its new height restrictions limiting development along their waterfront, which some (including the Sierra...

The Effects of NIMBY and How to Overcome Them

This is Part 4 in a series on NIMBY and affordable housing. To catch up on the rest of...

Defeating NIMBY With Incentive Housing Zones

Speed-dating for affordable housing? Why not? The Partnership for Strong Communities and its HOMEConnecticut program are playing matchmaker on Monday, May 12, between experienced affordable housing...

Who, Why, and How Communities Oppose Affordable Housing

The results of a survey of affordable housing developers in New York State and their experiences with communities that oppose affordable housing.

NIMBY: Where, When, And to Which Developers It Happens

Looking at how affordable housing developers deal with community opposition, we tackle the issue of the timing of opposition and developer responses. 

New York State’s Affordable Housing Developers: What They Do, How They Do It

In the first part of our series, we ask affordable housing developers in NYC how they deal with community opposition and how they overcome it.

Can Better Messaging Overcome NIMBY?

The affordable housing industry is increasingly focused on clear and effective messaging as the means of convincing skeptical bystanders to...

What the Shutdown Reveals About U.S. Housing Priorities

Leading up to the federal shutdown that began at midnight Sept. 30, there was a lot of speculation about...

5 (More) Things Dividing the Government and CDCs

I was recently in a room with representatives from government, banks, private developers, and CDCs for a conversation about...

Coming Together…And Staying Together

Lessons from three decades of state CDC network formation.

Restoring Confidence in the CDC Model

Have we lost faith in our friends? Results driven standards killed a system meant to help in ways beyond the quantifiable. We need trust to revive the model.

Too Little, Too Little: Obama’s MID Reform Proposal

Obama’s mortgage interest deduction (MID) reform falls short of the mark. Housing advocates have been holding their breath for...

House America Bond Might Not Address Long-term Issues

“A House America Bond for State Housing Finance Agencies: More Affordable Housing for Low- and Moderate-Income Households,” Jordan Eizenga, Center for American Progress, March 2012.

Preserving New York’s Preservation Companies

Like many states over the past several years, New York State has been implementing fiscal austerity measures to rein in...

Decoding Housing Finance Agencies

State housing finance agencies play a pivotal role in affordable-housing development, yet many advocacy organizations don't know how to gain leverage in influencing these increasingly powerful bodies.

Housing Ex-Offenders

There is growing anxiety about how to house the large number of ex-offenders being released from state and federal prison each year, over 600,000...