Affordable Housing Resource Guide

Explore the links below to access materials available through the Mid-Hudson Library System and beyond.

Upcoming Meetings

  • Formal Public Hearing: Monday, July 8th – Public hearing on the amended application and concept plan for Locust Hill during the Town Board Meeting

All Town Board Meetings take place at Rhinebeck Town Hall at 6pm. For more information, visit the Town of Rhinebeck’s website

Along with data related specifically to Rhinebeck’s Locust Hill proposal, we are also providing citations to a small, curated selection of materials that relate to affordable housing more generally. The array of available materials on the subject is vast, however, and we encourage you to explore research articles  and studies about the topic of affordable housing from reputable sources including universities, non-profits, and research centers.

Copies of any articles that are behind a paywall can be made available upon request in person at the library. 


April 2024 Affordable Housing Series

  • Demographics, housing and other drivers of the future: A presentation to the Rhinebeck Community by Adam Bosch, CEO of Hudson Valley Pattern for Progress
  • Environmental, Zoning, and Market Forces: Concerns and Opportunities by Steve Rosenberg, Co-convener, Hudson Valley Alliance for Housing & Conservation; Former Sr. VP. Scenic Hudson / ED. Scenic Hudson Land Trust
  • Town of Rhinebeck Workforce Housing by Jonathan Mensch, Chair, Workforce Housing Committee, Town of Rhinebeck
  • Tools Towards More Affordable Housing by Deirdre Burns, Chair, Village of Rhinebeck Comprehensive Plan Subcommittee on Housing, five-term member of the Rhinebeck Board of Education & trained mediator
  • How Rhinebeck Has Historically Addressed the Needs of an Economically Diverse Community During Periods of Profound Change by Bill Jeffway, Executive Director, Dutchess County Historical Society
  • Housing and the Workforce Connection by Nancy Sheehan, Executive Director of the Rhinebeck Chamber of Commerce
  • On Hudson River Housing, Inc. by Christa Hines, Executive Director, Hudson River Housing, Inc.

Videos, Podcasts, and Talks

Articles and Publications

Local Coverage and Local Concerns

National Focus / Innovative Solutions


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