News and Commentary
Portland is finally trying to address its lack of middle housing (constructions in between single-family houses and apartment buildings). The Residential Infill Project aims to encourage homeowners to become landlords by building an accessory dwelling unit or converting their property into middle housing. However, tenants’ rights requirements may deter that change.
The D.C. Policy center traces the costs inflicted on Washington by restrictive land use regulation. 74% of DC’s residential land is currently zoned for single-family dwellings severely restricting the ability to construct new housing.