Will ending single-family zoning solve America’s housing crisis?

January 14, 2020

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“With the cost of rent causing some people to live in cars or commute for hours to work, some cities have decided on a surprising solution: doing away with single-family zoning, long a component of the American dream.”

“The intent is to enable more people to live affordably in good neighborhoods, either in multifamily homes or backyard cottages. With more housing options available, demand will lessen and rent prices fall, say proponents, who are often called YIMBYs, which stands for “Yes in My Back Yard.””

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