NIMBYism is no way to address Arizona’s housing crisis

By Larry Kush | Phoenix Business Journal

One cannot pick up a newspaper without seeing an article covering the severe housing shortage that currently plagues the nation. Arizona is not immune, having recently been identified as placing seventh nationally in a study related to a lack of housing.

Developers trying to fill this housing shortage are continually facing an outcry and strong opposition at city planning and council meetings from powerful NIMBY (not in my backyard) citizen groups that are using every means at their disposal to stop what they see as the possible destruction of their neighborhood. In fact, council candidates in both Scottsdale and Gilbert recently won primary elections on a specific and full-frontal anti-apartment platform.

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