Big Cities and Zoning: The Search for Affordable Housing

Across the country, housing in larger cities is becoming more expensive. Lower and middle-class families are being priced out of many of them. This video tells the story of Seattle residents Kip and Michelle Klemz and discusses the role that zoning regulations, specifically those that limit housing density, play in this trend.

A Fourth Branch video in association with Motivo Media.

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As always, the Federalist Society takes no position on particular legal or public policy issues; all expressions of opinion are those of the speakers.

Differing Views:

“The Link Between Local Zoning Policy and Housing Affordability in America’s Cities”

“The Flip Side of NIMBY Zoning”

“To expand affordable housing, D.C. should reform single-family zoning: analysis”

David Bricklin


Bricklin & Newman LLP

Bill Reid

Adjunct Professor of Real Estate

Portland State University

Roger Valdez


Seattle For Growth

State & Local

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