a strong town naturally blends housing styles at many different price points. 

This can be accomplished with several tactics:

  • Encourage small-scale incremental development to empower local residents and increase community wealth.
  • Adjust zoning laws to allow for more choices within the marketplace.
  • Remove distortions in the federal mortgage market which favor the creation of single-family homes while discouraging any other housing style. (We explored this concept in depth in a series of articles in February 2016.)

Read this 2016 report on federal housing finance from the Regional Plan Association.

Read this 2016 report on federal housing finance from the Regional Plan Association.


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