By Catherine Reagor | Arizona Republic
Arizona’s need for housing that people can afford is a big and growing problem.
Roadblocks to building include not-in-my-backyard-ism and political backlash. These are shutting the door on new developments, particularly in metro Phoenix, where the affordable housing crunch is the worst.
Other states have policies and laws for rent control, inclusionary zoning and short-term rental regulation to create more affordable housing, but Arizona has laws against those strategies. And most of the policies face stiff opposition.