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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…

January 23, 2024

A Follow-Up on My Recent Testimony to the Joint Economic Committee on Policy Approaches to Increasing the Supply of Affordable Housing

In my recent testimony on affordable housing supply, I highlighted the superiority of markets over government solutions and pointed to the ineffectiveness of the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC), which…

January 17, 2024

Achieving Housing Abundance Through State and Local Land Use and Zoning Reform

Chair Heinrich and Vice Chair Schweikert, and distinguished Members of the committee, thank you for the opportunity to testify today. Executive Summary: Housing affordability issues are real for many Americans….

January 17, 2024

Congress, Don’t Legislate a Takeover of the Nation’s Rental Housing Market

It is an election year and Congress will soon consider two bipartisan bills to address high rental costs for many renters. The first is the Workforce Housing Tax Credit (WFHTC)…

January 4, 2024

To Fix Their Housing Shortage in 2024, Cities and States Should Turn To Market

States and cities considering housing supply reforms in the new year to combat worsening affordability should unleash the free market rather than rely on the Department for Housing and Urban…

December 14, 2023

Harnessing Tailwinds on State and Local Land-Use Reform: A Bipartisan Playbook

…Edward J. Pinto | Newsweek | September 21, 2023 A Series of Policy Briefs on Zoning, Land Use, and a Solution to the Nation’s Housing Shortage Edward J. Pinto and Tobias Peter

December 11, 2023

New York City Officials Blame Everyone but Themselves for Housing Unaffordability

By implementing onerous requirements on Airbnb hosts, New York City is attempting to scapegoat short-term rental (STR) sites for the city’s own failings. Rather than accounting for city policies that…