Distorted DNA: The Impacts of Federal Housing Policy

John Pattison
John Pattison
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During February of 2016, Strong Towns spent a week focusing articles, podcasts, and discussion on the findings of a report published by the Regional Plan Association called, “The Unintended Consequences of Housing Finance.” The report identifies a very narrow set of federal housing rules that were adopted during the Great Depression. These rules came about for logical reasons but, played out over subsequent generations, have created incredible distortions in the U.S. housing market.

Distorted DNA: The Impacts of Federal Housing Policy is a compilation of the top essays we published during that week in February, edited, and reformatted into a downloadable e-book. If you're frustrated about the lack of choice in housing, distorted pricing, issues of affordability, gentrification, and blight, you're going to want to pay attention to the concepts and recommendations explored in this collection of essays.

Download the e-book.



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