HUD established the Regulatory Barriers Clearinghouse (RBC) to collect, process, assemble, and disseminate information on state and local regulations and policies affecting the creation and maintenance of affordable housing.
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Improving the energy efficiency of housing is an important component of reducing carbon emissions in the United States. Lower-income households disproportionately live in units and buildings that lack energy-efficient features and spend more than 6 percent of their income on energy bills, the threshold for having a high energy burden.
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A policy brief discusses rezoning protest petitions, authorized in 20 states to allow property owners to submit petitions requiring a supermajority vote of the city council to adopt the rezoning.