Regulatory Barriers and Affordable Housing

Washington, DC
Hosted By:
US Department of Housing and Urban Development

The US Department of Housing and Urban Development's Office of Policy Development and Research will host a panel on the relationship between affordable housing and regulatory barriers. Panelists, who include researchers and practitioners, will discuss the land use zoning and regulations, permitting processes, and “not in my backyard” opposition that research points to as primary causes of restricted housing supply and increased housing costs. The panel will explore a variety of state and local policies that attempt to overcome these barriers to affordable housing, including expedited permitting, loosened parking requirements, zoning for accessory dwelling units, and by-right development, as well as a market-based approach to developing housing affordable to entry-level workers that does not involve public subsidies.