New White Paper: Sheetz v. El Dorado Legal Precedent


Housing Affordability Institute released a new legal precedent white paper following the ruling in Sheetz v. El Dorado. On Friday, April 12, the United States Supreme Court ruled unanimously that administrative or legislative actions are not immune from the takings requirements.

“Impact fees are one of the most litigated housing policies in the country,” said Nick Erickson, executive director of Housing Affordability Institute. “Sheetz v. El Dorado is a landmark legal precedent for the industry and comes at a time when exactions are under increased scrutiny. As states continue to grapple with their housing affordability challenges, Sheetz has provided needed clarity on the debate over impact fees and other exactions.”

The white paper is part of the Institute’s Housing Legal Precedents series outlining influential, precedent-setting court decisions, illustrating their impact on housing and development. The series can be found in Housing Affordability Insittue’s Policy Center.

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