Editorial: Dismantling Barriers That Discourage Housing Construction
The Las Vegas Review-Journal’s Editorial Board responded to an executive order establishing the White House Council on Eliminating Barriers to Affordable Housing Development. While much of the article focuses on the creation of the Council, the editorial board got to the root of our country’s housing affordability problem:
Of course, most zoning politics is local, not federal. But the Trump administration has an opportunity with the Carson panel to shine a bright light on how many barriers erected at the municipal level exacerbate the affordable housing problem and drive up costs. That, in turn, could increase pressure on states and local governments to evaluate whether their bureaucratic approach subverts the basic notion of supply and demand when it comes to housing.
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