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Study the relationship between restrictive zoning & affordability
Can HUD study the effect of difficult entitlement processes and low density zoning on housing affordability?

I think there are cities (like San Francisco) that have driven up their own housing costs by throttling the creation of new units. HUD then has to spend more money than it would otherwise have to subsidizing housing for low income folks. Provided the reseach supported this policy change, HUD could withhold money from cities that don't have as-of-right zoning, for instance.

Also look into how particiaption in Section 8 can be expanded.

Thank you for contributing to this process. Your recommendation has been noted and will be added to the discussion of future research priorities for HUD.
Blair Russell, HUD PD&R
A very good idea!

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