Developing Action Plans

Often an overlooked element of a long term strategy is the development of the short and medium term action plans. A long term strategy must set the vision for where the housing should go, and lay out a path for getting there. Action plans contain the short and medium term commitments which will start the community on the path to achieving the vision.

Steps:

1. Identify the key issues to be addressed in the strategy

  • the results of the needs analysis and public consultation will have identified a series of issues across the whole housing system which require attention

2. Develop options to address the key issues

  • explore resources

3. Describe how the options will be developed, such as:

  • use of Government programs
  • development of partnerships

4. Commit to outcomes that will result from these actions

  • set specific objectives and targets
  • set a schedule for the implementation
  • identifiy groups responsible for the implementation

Examples of good action plans: