Journal of Family and Economic Issues

, Volume 13, Issue 4, pp 373–382 | Cite as

Balancing regulation and affordability of housing

  • Carol B. Meeks


Housing regulation is a growing concern because affordability of housing has been declining and regulations which increase housing costs have been escalating. Many of the regulations which have been adopted fulfill goals of protection of health, safety, or welfare; preservation of the environment; or improved energy conservation. Little attention, however, has been paid to the effect of these regulations on affordability. This article reviews the role of government regulation on housing, and discusses the parameters of the affordability/regulatory issue.

Key words

affordability housing housing regulation 


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© Human Sciences Press, Inc. 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • Carol B. Meeks
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  1. 1.Department of Housing and Consumer EconomicsUniversity of GeorgiaAthens

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