Mitigating the Price Effects of Growth Control: A Case Study of Davis, California
Regardless of the community’s rationale for limiting growth, the result may be the exclusion of poor households from the community. Studies of growth control support the assertion that growth control increases the price of housing in a community. Estimates of the increase in the market price of housing due to growth control have ranged from 13 to 50 percent. Legal attacks on stringent growth control programs have been based largely on the public welfare and equal protection isssue, arguing that the increase in housing prices excludes lower-income households from the community.
Peter M. Zorn, David E. Hansen, and Seymour I. Schwartz