Land use changes on the table to boost housing supply

Bills in some states would dismantle single-family zoning.
In this Aug. 12, 2021, file photo with the downtown skyline in the background, a roofer works on a new home being built in a new housing development as expansive urban sprawl continues in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)

Lawmakers across the country are once again backing bills that would force towns and cities to allow denser development in a bid to lower housing costs.

Bills in some states, such as in Arizona and Colorado, would dismantle single-family zoning for the first time, while bills in Oregon, Vermont, Washington and others would build on past reforms.

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