In October, an unprecedented event took place. Twenty-six charter school applications were submitted to the Montana Board of Public Education (BPE) for consideration. These 26 applications represent a remarkable statewide initiative to introduce charter schools to the Treasure State, something the education establishment has resisted for 31 years. During that time, 45 other states have...View Report
"Housing will not get more affordable or more accessible until the root cause of the problem is addressed: supply."
Land doesn’t come cheap, so requiring larger lots over the standard minimum effectively penalizes multi-family homes by making them more costly to build compared to traditional single-family homes.
The research consensus is clear that strict regulations discourage affordable housing by adding thousands to costs and stifling development.
"Residents appear to understand that subsidies will fall short if they are not accompanied by regulatory reforms that reduce barriers to housing supply. Local leaders ought to take note."
By rejecting progressive era urban planning regulations like single-family zoning, minimum lot sizes, setbacks and parking requirements, conservatives favor restoring the original vision of property rights and economic freedom held by America’s founders.