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Do Affordable Housing Mandates Break the Bank for Builders? Construction Dive 10.13.15

Since the 1930s, the U.S. government, through various programs and initiatives, has been trying to solve the problem of affordable housing —attempting to ensure everyone has a safe place to live without using all of their disposable income. No one ever arguesagainst that goal, butthe question of how to get there usually causes a good [...]

By | 2016-08-26T06:04:50+00:00 October 13th, 2015|In the News|0 Comments

Community Leaders Discuss Role of Building Regulations: Daily Transcript

Leaders in San Diego community organizations shared their opposing viewpoints about the role of regulations on new developments and their effect on urban communities, residents and businesses. “Regulations, Poverty and Urban Communities” was the topic of the August RISE Urban Breakfast Club, put on in partnership with the San Diego County Taxpayers Association, on Friday [...]

By | 2016-08-26T06:06:55+00:00 August 25th, 2015|In the News|0 Comments

Time to Address the Harsh ‘Hidden Tax’ on Housing

A new report by Point Loma Nazarene University’s Fermanian Business & Economic Institute chronicles a regulatory culture that adds about 40 percent to the cost of new housing in San Diego County –what PLNU economist Lynn Reaser likened to a “hidden tax” on all residents. Some cities are better (San Marcos). Some are worse (Carlsbad). [...]

By | 2016-08-26T06:12:11+00:00 April 29th, 2015|In the News|0 Comments

Regulations Add 40% to Housing Costs: UT

San Diego County's many layers of government regulation may explain 40 percent of the area's high cost of newly built housing, according to a new study released Wednesday. The Fermanian Business and Economic Institute at Point Loma Nazarene University said even a 3 percent cut in regulations could benefit consumers through $2.5 billion in higher [...]

By | 2016-08-26T06:13:19+00:00 April 29th, 2015|In the News|0 Comments