HUD established the Regulatory Barriers Clearinghouse (RBC) to collect, process, assemble, and disseminate information on state and local regulations and policies affecting the creation and maintenance of affordable housing.
Released! The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s report on Eliminating Regulatory Barriers to Affordable Housing.
Regulatory Barriers Research
Coming soon! New Study on the costs of regulatory barriers!
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In 2016, in response to HUD’s Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) rule and accompanying assessment tool, the city of Boston began preparing an assessment of fair housing. The city’s assessment outlines 14 goals and more than 100 actions, including a call to use zoning regulations as a fair housing tool. Read More>>
In 2020, Portland, Oregon, approved zoning amendments that allow diverse residential infill options by right in the city’s three densest single-dwelling zoning districts, with bonuses for projects that include affordable units.