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State Mandates, Housing Elements, And Low-Income Housing Production, Darrel Ramsey-Musolf Jan 2017

State Mandates, Housing Elements, And Low-Income Housing Production, Darrel Ramsey-Musolf

Landscape Architecture & Regional Planning Faculty Publication Series

In order to create low-income housing opportunities and mitigate exclusionary zoning, in 1968 Congress mandated that municipalities receiving comprehensive planning funds must create a housing element. In tandem, many states mandated that municipal housing elements must accommodate low-income housing needs. After examining empirical research for California, Florida, Illinois, and Minnesota, this review found aspirational success because those states rewarded the municipal planning process. In order to increase low-income housing, this review argues for state housing policy reform. Under US Department of Housing and Urban Development’s revised fair housing rule, which requires an assessment of local data, states can no ...


Data For "Evaluating California's Housing Element Law, Housing Equity, And Housing Production (1990-2007)", Darrel Ramsey-Musolf Jan 2016

Data For "Evaluating California's Housing Element Law, Housing Equity, And Housing Production (1990-2007)", Darrel Ramsey-Musolf

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Since 1969, California’s Housing Element Law has required that municipalities address housing equity and housing production. In California, housing equity means that a municipality has planned for the future production of low-income housing that is priced from 0 to 120% of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s median family income, and market-rate housing that is priced higher than 121%. For a purposive sample of municipalities (Sacramento and Los Angeles regions, 1990 to 2007, n = 53), this research found that as compliance with the law increased, the sample experienced deficient low-income housing production but surplus market-rate ...