The Economic and Social Benefits of Affordable Housing Development: Examining the Impact of Movin’ Out in Southcentral Wisconsin

Movin’ Out, Inc. is a nonprofit affordable housing provider that has developed more than 1,100 units of affordable housing in Wisconsin, many of which are designated for people with disabilities. This report analyzes the economic and social benefits of disability-integrated affordable housing development and shows that Movin’ Out supports significant economic and social benefits. The report offers recommendations to help Movin’ Out combat regulatory barriers and community opposition to affordable housing. The report also includes best practices for community engagement and an advocacy agenda for state and local policy.


  • Course: Spring 2020 Workshop in Public Affairs, PA 869, taught by J. Michael Collins
  • Authors:  Michael Caniglia, Amy Fottrell, Will Henkes, Benjamin Olneck-Brown, Sarah Osborn
  • Client: Movin’ Out

Download PDF