Many US Suburbs Dodging Issue of More Affordable Housing

Many U.S. Suburbs Dodging Issue of More Affordable Housing, Michael Hoban, Urban Land, May 31, 2016, available here

Velasquez also highlighted a half-dozen issues that HUD regularly sees “at the intersection of suburbia and fair housing.” He cited residency preferences (for government employees); zoning and land use policies (i.e., restrictions on multifamily housing in a community); political and community resistance to the creation of affordable housing; place-based strategies outside the urban core; the siting of affordable housing; and the lack of mobility of low- and moderate-income persons as major roadblocks.

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