Surveys, simulations, and benchmarking data for City Planners to
Lead a Successful Housing Plan
Get engagement tools and data that align stakeholders, so you can create realistic plans to reach your community's housing goals.
Without community support, hyper-local opposition blocks much-needed new housing plans
There is a nation-wide housing shortage. While most residents want this problem solved, they can’t agree on how. Without the right tools to help:
Your housing plans are blocked by a vocal minority
People resist housing plans without offering an alternative solution
It’s impossible to show residents the tough-trade offs necessary to solve the housing crisis
You have no way to overcome conflict and opposing viewpoints surrounding housing plans
You miss out on great opportunities to build new housing
Housing issues get worse because nothing gets done
Overcome hyper-local opposition
Educate community members on the realities of housing allocation.
Gain support from your residents and internal stakeholders
Use Polco’s data and simulations to prove your housing plan.
Lead a successful housing process
Enact supported decisions to advance your community’s goals.
Here’s how Polco helps you create a successful housing plan:
Identify actionable housing options
Use data to gain a clear understanding of the housing concerns in your community.
Build support for your housing plan
Show residents and elected officials real-life housing possibilities and trade-offs necessary to reach your goal.
Implement your housing plan
Give your community the housing it needs with support from your residents.
We understand how difficult it is to overcome hyper-local resistance to your housing plan.
We’re here to help. We provide data and tools to help get your community on the same page with its housing needs.
More than 10,000 units of housing have been planned
500+ communities use Polco to make supported housing decisions
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The comprehensive platform that gives you everything you need
Comprehensive public data about your city collected and analyzed by experts. See important community data all in one place. Measure data points over time.
- Actionable data for strategic and comprehensive plans
- Data to align city council and city managers on important issues
- A go-to source for grant application data and evidence
Gather community member input on any topic at any time with customizable or templated surveys, polls, live events, and simulations.
- The simplest and fastest way to interact with verified community members
- Build support by showing residents the real constraints government leaders face
- Collect high quality data for strategic planning and budgeting
Get data about your community, from your community. National benchmark comparison surveys that help you identify priorities and see where you stand next to the national average.
- The most representative community data available
- Align your goals with what matters most to residents
- Use data for prioritizing, planning, and budgeting
Much of the United States is facing severe housing shortages.
As a Planner, it’s your responsibility to develop and implement a housing plan that meets your community’s goals. These plans are crucial to solve housing issues, lower housing costs, and address homelessness. But while you understand the complexities of a housing plan, your residents usually don’t. Plans are often met with fierce, hyper-local opposition.
Balancing Act by Polco’s Housing Simulations let residents try their hand at creating a housing plan. Through the tool, residents who are opposed to new developments in their neighborhood can’t just say “no.” They must find a solution and determine where new housing should be placed instead.
Balancing Act by Polco’s simulations facilitate collaborative conversations between planners and residents by allowing community members to see real-life planning constraints first-hand. By involving residents in the process, you can enact the most supported version of your housing plan that not only meets your goals, but also garners community support.
We want you to be able to meet your housing goals. That’s why our tools are designed to help you create a plan that’s backed up by your most vocal stakeholders: your residents.