Housing Supply and Affordability: Do Affordable Housing Mandates Work?

Reason Foundation Policy Study 318, pp. i-v, pp. 1-45, Los Angeles: Reason Public Policy Institute, April 2004

48 Pages Posted: 19 Sep 2010  

Benjamin Powell

Texas Tech University - Free Market Institute; Texas Tech University - Rawls College of Business

Edward Peter Stringham

Trinity College; American Institute for Economic Research

Date Written: 2004

Abstract

This study attempts to fill the research void. In this paper we use data from communities in the San Francisco Bay Area region to evaluate the effects of inclusionary zoning and examine whether it is an effective public policy response to high housing prices. We chose the Bay Area because inclusionary zoning is particularly prevalent there; today more than 50 jurisdictions in the region have inclusionary zoning. These communities have various sizes and densities with different income levels and demographics, so they provide a good sample to tell us how inclusionary zoning is probably working nationwide.

Suggested Citation

Powell, Benjamin and Stringham, Edward Peter, Housing Supply and Affordability: Do Affordable Housing Mandates Work? (2004). Reason Foundation Policy Study 318, pp. i-v, pp. 1-45, Los Angeles: Reason Public Policy Institute, April 2004. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1676277

Benjamin Powell

Texas Tech University - Free Market Institute ( email )

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Texas Tech University - Rawls College of Business ( email )

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Edward Peter Stringham (Contact Author)

Trinity College ( email )

Hartford, CT 06106
United States

American Institute for Economic Research ( email )

PO Box 1000
Great Barrington, MA 01230
United States

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