Editorial: Affordable-housing development is an economic development strategy
As the Press Herald Editorial Board explains, for rural states, housing policy is economic policy.
A rural state like Maine, with millions of sparsely developed acres of forest, might not seem like a place with a housing problem, but it is. A shortage of affordable housing not only affects the people who live here now, but also makes it harder for people to move to the state, which puts a lid on our economic development.
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