Cincinnati's affordable housing efforts

Forbes recently cited both Vancouver, Canada and Cincinnati for making positive changes to zoning rules and parking requirements, which allows room for more affordable housing. Land-use regulations that restrict where and how housing can be built are a big reason why housing is so expensive in many places.

Cincinnati's city council recognized this issue, and recently voted to eliminate parking requirements that mandated one space per apartment and one space for every 400 feet of retail space in some of the city’s most walkable neighborhoods.

And while it doesn't completely solve the affordable housing problem, it's a positive first step and, hopefully, will serve as a model for other cities with similar issues.

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