Republicans’ budding interest in Texas’ housing crisis could create strange political bedfellows

Republican lawmakers may try to force Texas cities to allow greater housing density as the state faces a housing crunch.

By Joshua Fechter, Texas TribuneApril 3, 2024 10:30 am, ,

From the Texas Tribune:

Room for bipartisanship

Cities in Texas tend, for example, to require a minimum amount of land that a single-family home must sit on — a regulation known as a minimum lot size, which research has linked to higher home prices. Most cities’ residential land can only be used to build single-family homes and restricts how many housing units can go on a particular lot, which some advocates argue makes it difficult for developers to build enough housing to meet demand.

Not without skeptics