October 01, 2007

From Hurdles to Bridges: Local Land-Use Regulations and the Pursuit of Affordable Rental Housing

Rolf Pendall

RR07-11: The paper then reviews local housing policy in three case-study cities in states with different approaches to housing and land use policy: California, Massachusetts, and Florida. These cities (Pleasanton, in the San Francisco metropolitan area; Newton, just outside Boston; and Coral Gables, adjacent to Miami) all are affluent, job-rich suburbs where housing policy is either well rooted or newly emerging. The chapter ends with conclusions about why local housing programs emerge, their evolving impacts on affordable housing supply, and the role of state government in improving their performance, especially with respect to rental housing…

Category: Working Papers

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