Finally, a Policy Proposal That Takes The Housing Crisis Seriously


Monday, June 10, 2019

June 10, 2019

On Wednesday, Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) became the first 2020 Democratic presidential candidate to propose penalizing cities that exacerbate the housing crisis.

Under Booker’s proposal, cities that refuse to allow dense forms of housing would become ineligible for federal transportation grants. The policy seeks to address the central conundrum of the housing crisis: America desperately needs more homes, but building them has become almost impossible in most of its major cities.   

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