The Housing You Matters Coalition
The Point Loma Nazarene University Housing Study is an attempt to quantify and present an objective analysis of the cumulative economic impact of government fees, regulations, and requirements on the cost of new single and multi-family housing. Seven jurisdictions were analyzed: Carlsbad, Chula Vista, the City of San Diego, San Marcos, Santee, other incorporated cities as a group, and unincorporated areas of San Diego County.
In addition to estimating the impact of regulations, we also look at the ripple effects the regulatory environment has upon different economic variables, such as overall implications for population growth, business formation, job creation, and economic growth.
We conclude by analyzing the economic benefits that could be realised from a relatively moderate reduction in the regulatory costs currently restricting housing access. Additionally, we develop a set of best practices and present a set of actionable recommendations to improve the regulatory process regarding plan ue, entitlements, and permitting, while at the same time perserving public goals.
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