20 Jan

Zoning laws hindering housing construction

Lisa Guillette is the executive director of Foster Forward.JOHN TLUMACKI/GLOBE STAFF
The Boston Globe

“Cortney Nicolato, the CEO of United Way of Rhode Island and another member of the special legislative commission, said most of the state’s land use enabling legislation was written in 1991… ‘When you have 100 amendments in a 30-year legislation, it’s clearly not working… The housing crisis cannot be truly transformed until we tackle systemic barriers, like zoning laws and land use.'”