State Housing Policy in 2021


  • Gain insights into state legislative action on housing and planning.
  • Explore partnerships and outreach critical to shaping state policies on housing and preemption.
  • Engage effectively in state housing and preemption debates.


State legislatures across the country have been focusing new attention on the housing crisis. State approaches vary, with policies aimed at funding, zoning, accessory dwelling units, design standards, and more. This session will examine what states are doing and debating. Experts, including state legislators, will discuss the politics of state housing policy, including preemption, and the impacts on planning and local government. They will look at the shifting politics of housing and the role of key stakeholders. Find out how planning is being affected and how planners can effectively engage and influence the debate.