About this Toolkit


The Institute for Local Government (ILG) created this toolkit to help communities engage in authentic discussions to address barriers and to think creatively about housing as a way to ensure that all of California’s residents can thrive. It seeks to provide common language, understanding of barriers and roles and a structured framework for local governments to build a different community engagement approach. This toolkit encourages the reader to think through a series of considerations laid out through ILG’s proprietary public engagement TIERS (Think, Initiate, Engage, Review and Shift) Framework in order to develop an approach and outcome that most closely aligns with the goals, timeline, resources and constraints of the housing proposal.