News and Commentary
Montgomery County, Maryland has ended its housing moratorium in areas with overcrowded schools after forecasting substantial housing supply shortage writes Jane Lyons in Greater Greater Washington.
Niskanen’s Valerie Soon argues that while preference for single family housing cannot be deduced from suburban living, housing market liberalization would reveal preferences including those for the ‘missing middle’ of duplexes, triplexes, and low-rise apartments.
Americans are fleeing big cities during the COVID-19 pandemic— to other big cities. Michael Hendrix finds that the crisis has increased already exorbitant urban rent and home prices in National Review.
Brookings’ William Frey observes that suburban voters carried president-elect Biden to victory in swing states; large suburban area votes netted Democratic for the first time since 2008.