How Government Policy Made Housing Expensive and Scarce, and How Unleashing Market Forces Can Address It
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How Government Policy Made Housing Expensive and Scarce, and How Unleashing Market Forces Can Address It

22 November 2023

Summary

In 1922, the federal government set the stage for the current housing crisis being felt across the county with the promotion of single-family detached zoning. To roll back this harmful legacy, policymakers must implement Light-touch density to restore housing abundance and repair the American Dream of homeownership.

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United States of America

Creators/Authors

Edward J. Pinto
Senior Fellow and Codirector, AEI Housing Center

Tobias Peter
Senior Fellow Codirector, AEI Housing Center

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housing policy housing center: research housing center: commentary home prices zoning restrictions

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