This study analyzes the available minimum lot sizes and minimum home sizes in ordinance at the local level in Georgia.
The research for Georgia finds that an average of 23.4 percent of the cost of multifamily housing can be attributed to federal, state and local regulation.
September 14, 2023 • Commentary
Enforcing minimum requirements on lot and home sizes is necessarily a limit on housing supply and density.
September 14, 2023 • Press Release
The Georgia Public Policy Foundation released a new report on minimum lot and home sizes in Georgia at the local level.
August 24, 2023 • Blog
The latest recap of millage rate discussions in Georgia.
August 17, 2023 • Blog
From Walker county to Dougherty county and points in between, we have an update on the latest discussion and decisions on millage tax rates for the next year.
August 16, 2023 • Commentary
Few, if any taxes are reviled as much as the property tax. People feel their objections to it in their bones.
July 27, 2023 • Blog
Most Georgians will pay higher property taxes unless local governments adopt the “rollback rates” that keep taxes the same from the prior year.
May 3, 2023 • Commentary
Regulations at the federal, state and local levels account for about one-fourth of the cost of a new home.
April 7, 2023 • Commentary
In total, federal, state and local regulation contributes 23.4% on average to the cost of multifamily housing.
March 16, 2023 • Commentary
A Senate committee advanced legislation limiting the ability of local governments to enact moratoriums on building new housing to no more than 180 days.
March 9, 2023 • Blog
The Georgia House of Representatives passed a bill limiting zoning moratoriums imposed by local governments.
March 7, 2023 • Blog
Each bill had to pass out of its legislative chamber of origin by Monday or it is dead for the year.
February 21, 2023 • Blog
Why does a house in Cherokee County cost roughly $5,500 more to build than a house down the road in Cobb County?
February 8, 2023 • Blog
As rising housing costs continue to confound developers and buyers, it remains important for citizens to understand the makeup of those costs.
December 16, 2022 • Commentary
What is needed for Atlanta’s housing is a market-based solution that can restore affordability in a steady but meaningful way.
November 18, 2022 • Commentary
BTRs and other alternative housing arrangements are more needed than ever because there are simply not enough homes.
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