Getting Squeezed: Urban Growth Boundaries, Changes in Housing Affordability, and Affordable Housing Barriers in Oregon and California
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Many studies have focused on the relationship between Urban Growth Boundaries (UGBs) and home prices. This study explores challenges to the production of affordable housing (for owners and renters) and whether they are intensified by the presence of a UGB. This study examines the extent to which the production of affordable housing, intended for households earning 80% of the Area Median Income (AMI) or less, is keeping up with the growth of low-‐income households by examining surpluses and deficits of affordable housing units over time. I also explore the barriers that impact the development of affordable housing to identify similarities between Oregon, a growth management state, and California, a non-‐ growth management state.