Cities Ask Business To Fund Housing
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.
Thanks to Chris Steins