News and Commentary
Alex Baca writes in the blog Greater Greater Washington about the recent popularity of upzoning and it’s application in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.
An article in Liberty Street Economics discusses inequality in American homeownership by race and ethnicity. The article finds that, “as we deal with the economic fallout from the COVID‑19 outbreak in the immediate term, differences in homeownership will likely result in unequal application of economic relief” and that , “in the long term, gaps in homeownership may have implications for wealth accumulation and inequality”.
Scott Lincicome writes in a Cato Institute blog about how government taxation of building materials contributes to the housing affordability crisis.
In an article for Reason, Christian Britschgi writes about Nashville’s recent decision to withdraw restrictions on client visits to home businesses, a regulation that effective barred home studio businesses in a city that’s famed for its music industry.
An article in JD Supra examines zoning, land-use, and construction during the COVID-19 pandemic in Philadelphia.
Christopher S. Elmendorf, Eric Biber, Paavo Monkkonen, and Moira O’Neill write in an article published in SSRN about ways in which California can improve its attempts to superintend local constraints on housing development.