More states see zoning as lever to lower housing costs

This story was updated Jan. 30 to include news from California.

Pew

California state Sen. Scott Wiener has a simple explanation for the Golden State’s affordable housing crisis: “Decades of bad housing policy.”

The Democrat particularly blames cities’ longtime embrace of single-family zoning, which he says has contributed to a housing shortage that’s pushing up rents and home prices and encouraging sprawl. “It’s not sustainable,” Wiener recently told Stateline.

As state lawmakers look for ways to bring down housing costs, a growing number are taking aim at the American dream of a family home surrounded by a white picket fence.

READ ON:

Share this!

Additional Articles

Get Our Twice Weekly Newsletter!

* indicates required

Rose Law Group pc values “outrageous client service.” We pride ourselves on hyper-responsiveness to our clients’ needs and an extraordinary record of success in achieving our clients’ goals. We know we get results and our list of outstanding clients speaks to the quality of our work.

News Categories

Top 10 multifamily builders for 2022

By Ranking Arizona | AZ Big Media Here are the Top 10 multifamily builders in Arizona, based on public voting for the 2022 edition of Ranking Arizona, the state’s biggest and most comprehensive business

Read More »