Don't expect Maine's new housing law to provide immediate fix

A new housing law in Maine could be a game changer for coastal communities hardest hit by a historic shortage of affordable homes. A bill signed by Gov. Janet Mills last month requires that cities and towns meet universal standards on housing, including allowing two units in lots zoned for single-family homes and permitting the addition of accessory dwelling units, which are smaller homes attached to existing property, in residential areas.

Bangor Daily News • May 17, 2022

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White House ties transit funds to affordable housing

Biden's action plan instructs the US Department of Transportation to prioritize federal infrastructure funding for transit-oriented projects that include residential developments with affordable housing.

GlobeSt.com • May 18, 2022

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Speaker wants NYC to double its spending on affordable housing

In her first State of the City speech, New York City Council Speaker Adrienne Adams on Sunday proposed spending an extra $4 billion in the next fiscal year to build and preserve affordable housing, nearly doubling the amount proposed by the mayor.

Gothamist • May 22, 2022

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