Affordable Housing And The Suburbs

Peter H. Schuck comments on the recent court decision regarding New Jersey's Mount Laurel doctrine.

"For more than three decades, the court has tried to prevent New Jersey suburbs from using zoning laws to exclude the poor. The goal is admirable, and the court's legal solution has attracted national attention. But as other states and municipalities have learned, a judicial remedy is not the best tool for reforming housing markets. Instead, the lesson to be learned from New Jersey's experience is that the most effective way to enable low-income families to live in better communities is for government to directly subsidize the poor who rent housing."

Thanks to MaryBeth Burton

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