Should the federal government intervene in local zoning issues?

By Mike Albanese and Krista F. Brock | DSNews

The housing affordability crisis impacting the United States today is widespread enough that it is gaining political attention—even during Democratic primary debates. One point on which several Democratic candidates, some current government officials, and housing experts agree is that local zoning laws often serve as an impediment to affordable housing. 

However, like so much else, this issue can be highly politicized. Stanley Kurtz, a senior fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center said in an article on the National Review Sunday that zoning belongs in the hands of local governments and should not be unduly influenced by federal policy. He also believes conservatives stand to lose some political momentum if they allow the rule to pass. 

He took aim at the proposed revised version of the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) rule announced last month by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). 

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