Resources for


The Intersector Project

The Aspen Institute 

A resource hub dedicated to advancing effective collaboration among the business, government, and non-profit sectors in the United States. Offers an extensive list of case studies and other materials about cross-sector partnerships see their resource library.

Collaborative Cities

Bloomberg Philanthropies

A guide for designing, implementing, and sustaining strategic partnerships. The guide offers a playbook for city leaders looking to build and strengthen partnerships. The examples and best practices highlighted in the guide illustrate the possibilities of cross-sector collaboration and some of the steps leaders can take to better their chances of success.

Social Innovation Impact Report

California Governor Gavin Newsom

Report highlighting the $3.9 Billion in corporate and philanthropic partnerships that have been developed to aid the State’s housing efforts, COVID-19 response, and more.

Governing in Partnership

Stanford Social Innovation Review
Article that describes how governments can partner with philanthropy, nonprofits, and businesses to magnify their social impact.

“There is no other way to go after big, complex problems than with a cross-sector partnership.”

Aneesh Raman

Senior Advisor to Governor Gavin Newsom

“The Intersector”

Brookings Institute

A book by Daniel P. Gitterman and Neil Britto, recently published by Brookings Institute, explores how cross-sector collaboration can solve seemingly intractable societal problems.


Social Innovation Symposium

Video featuring Governor Newsom and other leaders discussing California’s Public-Private Partnership initiative.

Resources for


Oregon’s Housing Deficit

Barriers to Housing Production in Oregon

This technical report summarizes research conducted by the University of Oregon’s Institute for Policy Research & Engagement (IPRE). Its intent was to develop a comprehensive understanding of factors that are hampering housing production in Oregon.

Oregon Housing Needs Analysis (OHNA)

The OHNA offers recommendations on how the state of Oregon, and its communities, can work together to make real progress in addressing our housing crisis by balancing regulatory authority and shared accountability with incentives and public resources to create housing solutions.

Offsite Construction

Offsite Construction for Housing: Research Roadmap

HUD report presenting key knowledge gaps and research needs to overcome barriers and challenges to offsite construction in the U.S. It covers the following six areas in need of coordinated research efforts: Regulatory and Policy Framework; Standards and System Performance; Capital, Finance, and Insurance; Project Delivery and Contracts; Labor and Workforce Training and Management; and Business Models and Economic Performance.

Defining Key Housing Construction Terms

This article outlines terminology used for innovations in building materials and the home construction process. It provides basic definitions and highlights some benefits and drawbacks of: on-site construction, stick-built construction, 3D-printed homes, modular housing, manufactured homes, and CrossMod homes.

Mass Timber

Assessment of the Mass Timber Housing Ecosystem in Oregon

Prepared by EcoNorthwest, Trillium Advisors, the Oregon iSector, Oregon Mass Timber Coalition, and Port of Portland. The report dives into the modular construction industry, the mass timber industry, workforce and entrepreneurship opportunities in this space, and the potential for mass timber modular housing factories.


Oregon Mass Timber Coalition (OMTC)

View the OMTC’s website to find information on the potential for and industry growth of mass timber, sustainability, and the opportunities for mass timber housing solutions.

Workforce Housing

Unlocking the Potential of Missing Middle Housing

UC Berkeley’s Terner Center for Housing Innovation has published this brief examining barriers that developers of missing middle housing are facing, the history of missing middle housing, and why facilitating this type of development can be beneficial.