Shattering the Myth of Municipal Impotence: The Authority of Local Government to Create Affordable Housing
36 Pages Posted: 26 Feb 2009
Date Written: 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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