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  • Getting serious about housing affordability

    Getting serious about housing affordability0

    • June 26, 2018

    Although many cities across the country are facing serious housing shortages, the efforts they are making to fix the problem are doomed to failure. Their so-called affordable housing programs address symptoms, not causes, and apply band-aid solutions when far different (but less costly) tools are needed. Median home prices in most American cities are less

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  • Using Disparate Impact to Restore Housing Affordability and Property Rights in Colorado

    Using Disparate Impact to Restore Housing Affordability and Property Rights in Colorado0

    • March 17, 2017

    Fair-housing advocates should question policies that increase housing costs by intruding on private property rights. These include growth- management tools such as urban-growth boundaries, the use of eminent domain for economic development, rent control, inclusionary zoning, and excessive impact fees, all of which benefit a few at everyone else’s expense. In approving the disparate- impact doctrine, the Supreme Court has offered a tool to both affordable-housing advocates and property-rights advocates for undoing these rules and policies that make housing less affordable.

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