New Series Examines Zoning as a Tool of Exclusion


Housing Affordability Institute announced a new series examining the history of zoning and exclusion in America’s housing policies.

The series will draw upon the scope of Housing Affordability Institute’s programming and include legal precedents and white papers highlighting zoning’s historic use as a tool of exclusion and how those policies can impact housing affordability and access today.

The first edition of this series examines Buchanan v. Warley, 245 U.S. 60 (1917), a 1917 decision from the United States Supreme Court establishing that zoning based on racial segregation is unconstitutional.

Last year, the Institute’s Housing on Tap event series featured a conversation on Housing Access in the Twin Cities, highlighting the coverage of the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

The Exlcusionary Zoning series can be found in Housing Affordability Insititue’s Policy Center.