“Governments at all levels have tried to figure out what to do. They need the private sector to build affordable housing, but inherently place barriers in the way of the private sector in terms of planning documents, regulations, process, and zoning.
It’s a problem for governing bodies that is complex. Freeing up marketplace restrictions to get to their affordable housing goal is not easy. Government inherently does not release its regulatory grip well.
However, we are in a mindset shift with agreement from both the left and the right as to what works. There is a universal realization that government regulations are a real problem, hindering the private sector and the free market from responding.”