Op-ed: Act Now to Keep Housing More Affordable

Recently, the Salt Lake City Council approved rules allowing more Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs), often simply called mother-in-law apartments. The change comes after nearly a decade of slogging through compromises and slow deliberation. Although the changes are certain to be positives for Salt Lake City, the slow pace of adaptation is a warning to the entire state. Housing prices are rising quickly in Utah. Housing supply is not keeping up with demand, and it’s creating a threat to Utah’s continued economic growth. Luckily, there are solutions in other states that Utah can use as well…

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CGO scholars and fellows frequently comment on a variety of topics for the popular press. The views expressed therein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Center for Growth and Opportunity or the views of Utah State University.