Overcoming Restrictive Zoning for Affordable Housing in Five States: Observations for Massachusetts

This study is aimed at better understanding the experiences in Massachusetts and other states that have programs targeted at overcoming the negative impacts associated with exclusionary zoning. In short, what can we learn about how various states have attempted to develop more affordable housing and a more balanced distribution of such housing among cities, suburbs and rural areas by intervening in local land use practices?  While the focus is on Massachusetts, and how the efforts in other states might inform that state’s approach to combating exclusionary zoning, it is hoped that the information presented will be of broader use and applicability.

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