Introducing Affordability Roadblocks Series

Today, Housing Affordability Institute released a new series of white papers titled “Affordability Roadblocks.” Housing Affordability Institute’s Affordability Roadblocks series highlights housing policy issues having adversely impacted housing affordability and access.

The initial issues presented include:

  • Aesthetic Mandates: Policies, often at the local level, regulating the appearance of homes in a way that does not impact safety, durability, and home performance. Examples include point-based design programs and requirements for luxury cladding.
  • Regulatory Marketing: Efforts by building product manufacturers to create or increase product demand through mandating its use in either the model building codes, local code adoption or through local zoning controls.

You can access these and other whitepapers in Housing Affordability Institute’s Policy Center