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Comment on ‘The Effects of Affordable and Multifamily Housing on Market Values of Nearby Homes

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Publication Date: December 2004

Publisher(s): Furman Center for Real Estate

Author(s): Ingrid Gould Ellen

Special Collection: John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

Topic: Social conditions (Housing)

Keywords: land use; renters; Affordable housing

Type: Article


Advocates of growth management and smart growth often propose policies that raise housing prices, thereby making housing less affordable to many households trying to buy or rent homes. Such policies include urban growth boundaries, zoning restrictions on multi-family housing, utility district lines, building permit caps, and even construction moratoria. Does this mean there is an inherent conflict between growth management and smart growth on the one hand, and creating more affordable housing on the other? Or can growth management and smart growth promote policies that help increase the supply of affordable housing?