decry development patterns that require residents to
But the cities themselves have a huge responsibility, the NLC report acknowledges, to promote more affordable housing, improve regional work force programs, and rewrite exclusionary zoning
HUD is specifically targeting such barriers as exclusionary zoning
; antiquated building codes; duplicative review and approval processes; and excessive and unwarranted fees, all of which can add tens of thousands of dollars to the cost of housing and force working families to move out of their own communities.
One of the most invidious barriers is exclusionary zoning
At the same time, neighborhood associations are pushing for exclusionary zoning
to prevent multifamily housing from being built at all.
By contrast, a "fertile crescent" of fast-growth suburbs on the Twin Cities' southwest flank was attracting a flood of wealthy taxpayers, businesses and investment--even while using exclusionary zoning
practices to bar affordable housing.
Darrell Lewis, Duluth's Planning Director also explained that the courts, through takings and exclusionary zoning
decisions, already limited clear local control.
A recent federal District Court ruling in Garden City showed that the use of exclusionary zoning
ordinances persists on Long Island, reinforcing residential segregation.
In a paper presented to the Urban Land Institute Philippines as part of the Poblacion District Tour, Luna pointed out that Makati's previous exclusionary zoning
disallowed retail, dining and entertainment in the CBD except in Ayala Center.
Very early in my career, we did a few cases of exclusionary zoning
. Coming from Detroit, that's very important to me.
Beyond even specific developments, YIMBY organizers hope to see policies that result in upzoning that would allow for greater urban density, raising height limits, reducing setbacks, streamlining the approval process for social housing and for ending exclusionary zoning
The AFFH rule's broad mission to desegregate communities by combating exclusionary zoning
and other practices deemed discriminatory could indirectly impact the rental housing industry.