Americans want more affordable housing, just not in their neighborhoods
August 5, 2019 Alcynna Lloyd
As housing affordability continues to be a national concern, several states have introduced zoning legislation that aims to tackle the issue by building more affordable, high-density housing.
One of these states, Oregon, recently passed House Bill 2001, a measure that will soon require cities of more than 10,000 people to permit duplexes in areas currently zoned for single-family usage.
While Oregon’s lawmakers believe the bill will promote housing affordability, data suggests that their constituents may be against the move.
According to a survey from Redfin, more than half of the nation’s homebuyers and sellers claim to oppose the building of dense housing in their neighborhoods...Read more here.