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Statewide Zoning Reform and Public Health

Affordable Housing

Issue Brief

Arizona is facing an affordable housing crisis that is causing financial stress or even homelessness for far too many. One problem is municipal zoning policy, which tends to favor large, expensive single-family homes and exclude more affordable kinds of housing. As part of our focus on how urban structure affects public health, we’ve begun looking into the ways that statewide zoning policy might address the problem. Our latest issue brief, “Statewide Zoning Reform and Public Health,” lays out some of the basics.

Download “Statewide Zoning Reform and Public Health”