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08/07/2019

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.

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