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Across America, Reforms to Address Housing Shortages Face Stiff Opposition from Some Local Residents

Affordable housing is a growing crisis in the United States, and while some local officials are finally stepping up to address the problem, a few are running into an obstacle: residents in some communities vehemently oppose efforts to spur more housing development and are ready to do whatever it takes to stop it.  In places such as Arlington County, Virginia, that fight has resulted in contentious meetings and even lawsuits—all aimed at stopping the county’s plan to encourage the development of denser…

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