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June 12, 2024

Our Homeless Problem is Getting Out Of Control — What Can We Do?

…spaces become unusable.  Continue reading here. Tobias Peter is a Senior Fellow and Codirector of the AEI Housing Center. Ethan Frizzell serves with The Salvation Army in Southwest Florida and consults…

May 9, 2024

State Housing Bills Are Dead; Time for Local Leaders to Step Up

…own commonsense housing reforms. This op-ed was originally published in the Star Tribune. Tobias Peter is a Senior Fellow and Codirector of the AEI Housing Center. The views expressed in this…

May 7, 2024

How Zoning Policies Affect the Housing Supply: City of Denver Case Study

Summary: The City of Denver switched to a new zoning code in June 2010. Most areas were upzoned, but some were downzoned. Overall, the policy encouraged housing construction in Denver….

May 6, 2024

How States and Communities Can Strengthen Marriages 

Family is the greatest source of social capital, providing the setting in which people grow, develop, and anchor their lives. Stable and healthy marriages are at the foundation of strong…

May 6, 2024

Comments on the One Seattle Plan (Comp Plan)

Summary: 1) Seattle has been underbuilding for the last decade (and likely even longer) and it needs to build more housing than the targets set in the comp plan. 2)…

April 22, 2024

The Promise and Peril of Civic Renewal: Richard John Neuhaus, Peter L. Berger, and “To Empower People”

On April 22, AEI and the Ethics & Public Policy Center hosted a discussion on the legacy of Richard John Neuhaus and Peter L. Berger’s 1977 book, To Empower People:…

March 25, 2024

Families Slip Back Into Poverty After Pandemic-Era Child Tax Credit Expires

…sure you have lights or making sure you have food. You’re robbing Peter to pay Paul. And, eventually, Paul runs out and Peter, so you’re left with nothing. Amna Nawaz:…

February 22, 2024

The Workforce/Middle-Income Housing Tax Credit

…the cause of the housing crisis. In the second panel, AEI’s Edward L. Glaeser, Howard Husock, and Tobias Peter dissected government and market solutions to the housing-supply shortage. Government-funded solutions…

February 14, 2024

Want To Slash Your Risk For Divorce? Start Going To Church

…the challenges life and love bring. The “nomos” found in churches and other religious communities also makes for stronger unions. The sociologist Peter Berger described the collective endeavor that religion…

January 24, 2024

Expanding Housing Supply with Light-Touch Density: City of Seattle Case Study

Executive Summary The formula for housing abundance is straightforward: Enable by-right zoning Allow greater density in lots of areas, particularly around walkable, amenity-rich commercial areas Follow the KISS (Keep It…