Assessing the Effects of Local Impact Fees and Land-Use Regulations on Workforce Housing in Florida

24 Pages Posted: 15 Jan 2019

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Adam Millsap

Florida State University - Department of Economics; George Mason University - Mercatus Center

samuel staley

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Vittorio Nastasi

Florida State University

Date Written: January 4, 2019

Abstract

Housing rents and home prices in many areas of the nation, including Florida, have increased much faster than the cost of construction since the 1990s, squeezing the household budgets of middle- and lower-income families. In this study we examine local impact fees and land-use regulations in several communities throughout southwest Florida and how they have contributed to higher housing costs there. We also discuss policies that can mitigate the upward pressure on housing prices.

Keywords: Housing Prices, Housing Affordability, Zoning, Development Policy

JEL Classification: R31, R38, R52, R58

Suggested Citation

Millsap, Adam and staley, samuel and Nastasi, Vittorio, Assessing the Effects of Local Impact Fees and Land-Use Regulations on Workforce Housing in Florida (January 4, 2019). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3310243 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3310243

Adam Millsap (Contact Author)

Florida State University - Department of Economics ( email )

288 Bellamy Building
Tallahassee, FL 30306-2180
United States

George Mason University - Mercatus Center ( email )

3434 Washington Blvd., 4th Floor
Arlington, VA 22201
United States

Samuel Staley

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Vittorio Nastasi

Florida State University ( email )

Tallahasse, FL 32306
United States

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