Cities Ask Business To Fund Housing

CP&DR Editor William Fulton evaluates the return of linkage fees -- will they do any good — or any harm?
August 7, 2000, 8am PDT | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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After nearly a decade hiatus, linkage fees have returned to the public policy arena. The idea is to tax job-producing commercial development so that workers who fill the new jobs have affordable houses.However, a study shows that existing linkage fees have made only a minimal impact on the state's affordable housing problem. And it is difficult to make a direct connection between the companies that pay the fees and the people who are supposed to benefit from the assessments.

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Published on Thursday, August 3, 2000 in California Planning and Development Report
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