Ralph Rosado

Ralph Rosado earned a PhD in City Planning from the University of Pennsylvania. In the mid-2000s he served as a White House Graduate Intern, assisting America’s Affordable Communities Initiative, a federal effort to reduce regulatory barriers to housing affordability. ralph@ralphrosado.com

Regulatory Barriers to Home Construction and Rehab

Regulatory barriers make housing less affordable to millions of households in the US and abroad. If regulatory barriers were reduced, small developers could provide housing at more affordable prices. This article assesses the current state of knowledge about the effects of federal, state, and local regulations on the supply and cost of housing.

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