Shattering the Myth of Municipal Impotence: The Authority of Local Government to Create Affordable Housing
John R. Nolon
Pace University School of Law
Fordham Urban Law Journal, Vol. 17, 1989
The lack of affordable housing is the focus of the debate over balanced growth in most developing communities. A recent report issued by the New York State Governor's Housing Task Force put it succinctly: "the people of New York State face a housing crisis." This lack of affordable housing not only frustrates the underlying purpose of local land use authority, but also amounts to a failure to accomplish several of the fundamental objectives of community planning.
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Date posted: February 26, 2009