La principal característica de la metodología desarrollada es evaluar concretamente la participación en el marco del fondo solidario de vivienda, que es un programa del Ministerio de Vivienda y Urbanismo que apoya con un subsidio a las familias más necesitadas para que puedan ser propietarias de una vivienda. Permite construir o comprar una vivienda con un valor de tasación máximo de 650 Unidades de Fomento.
The San Mateo Deliberative Poll was a countrywide deliberative event held in San Mateo, California, March 2008. The event was sponsored by Threshold 2008, a coalition of civic groups dedicated to housing problem in the country, and funded by a number of philanthropy foundations such as Open Square Foundation with additional support from the country and local partners. The event adopted Deliberative Polling in which scientific sample of randomly selected people participated two days of deliberative meetings.
In 2004, the large pharmaceutical company Johnson & Johnson relocated its large manufacturing and research plant located in North Brunswick, New Jersey. After the company left, the township wanted to obtain the desires of the public to answer a simple question: What should be done with the Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) property? With the assistance of developers, architects, and other experts, multiple community workshops were implemented, with the intention of taking into account the public’s desire.