The purpose of the Stardust Center for Affordable Homes and the Family is to empower families and achieve economic and social sustainability by providing educational opportunities like outreach events, university-level courses, and community resources that inform and promote sustainable, affordable housing.

The Stardust Center defines “housing affordability” as housing that covers a range of household incomes, demographics, and cultural conditions that are underserved in Arizona communities. Students in our courses engage directly with the community regarding housing preferences, livability, and needs. Using this knowledge, the Stardust Center informs future practices and policies regarding housing affordability, thus strengthening the community’s commitment to affordable and sustainable housing.