Zillow’s panel of experts: Fix zoning to improve housing affordability
Zillow polled an independent panel of economists and housing experts about how to ease the nation’s housing crisis. They said the same thing Arizona’s Housing Supply Study Committee and many others have been trumpeting: Zoning reform is the key. The country needs to add more housing, but to do that, exclusionary and restrictive zoning must be removed, or home prices and rent will continue to rise, worsening the equity gap. The panel also championed affordable housing, but even slight changes to zoning, such as allowing two homes on a lot, would add millions of new units.