Beyond NIMBY vs. YIMBY — How Current Homeowners Can Benefit from Zoning Deregulation

Source: The Volokh Conspiracy
by Ilya Somin

“Rapidly increasing housing costs over the last few months underscore the need for zoning reform. By breaking down regulatory barriers to new housing construction, we can greatly reduce the cost of housing and also enable large numbers of people to move to places where there are better job and educational opportunities. We can also empower more people to ‘vote with their feet’ for state and local government policies that best fit their needs. But zoning reform is often stymied by fears that it is inimical to the interests of current homeowners.” (06/15/22)