Should We Relax Residential Zoning Codes Near Employers?

BOX SCORE: Quick SET Housing
Should We Relax Residential Zoning Codes Near Employers?

Puzzle Summary:

Quick Shelter, Employment, Transportation (SET) for Involuntary Homeless to get back into the mainstream would make zoning changes for transitional housing in, next to, or near industrial parks to make it easy to walk to work. It's estimated there are a 500K homeless people capable of holding down full-time (FT) work but logistics are too difficult.

ONE PARROT says it's a win-win-win-win for workers, employers, families, and communities with just two or three 72 room apartment buildings per county needed to rehouse all these folks but outdated zoning laws stand in the way. THE OTHER PARROT says once zoning laws bend communities will become chaotic and no one may want to build that housing, anyway. Both Parrots make their good points over and over and over again. What did our nonpartisan scoring system say?                   


BOX SCORE for the Quick SET Housing
Weighted-Average Forecast

:71%: ± 4% Nonpartisan Score
Sides of the Table 4/4

Wall of Information 7/8
Cultural Windows 13/16
Columns of Bias 8/8



Top Four Key Reasons in Favor of the Quick SET Housing

Rapid rehousing is effective
Walkable jobs is the key
Gives immediate self-respect
Less homeless need less services


Top Four Key Reasons Against Quick SET Housing

Not in My Back Yard (NIMBY)
There’s higher and best use for the land
Housing could turn into flop or drug houses
May drive up the cost of building materials


Where Can We Agree?®: Four Odd Couples In-Favor

Activists & Materials
Moralist Republicans & Rank & File Democrats
Unions & Business Groups
Underrepresented & Energy States


Where Can We Agree?®: Four Odd Couples Against

Planet First Democrats & Hawk Republicans
Urban Part Time & Corporate Lobby
Suburban Full Time & Landlords
Urban Full Time & Border and Order Republicans


Four A-hah Moments

(Yes) More workers means more consumers
(Yes) Workers can save up and move up

(No) No one wants to deal with the red tape
(No) These folks need too much supervision


Politics 4.0 DNA (ACGT) Conclusion

We predict a 71% vast super-majority of roles in this country to support the Quick SET Housing with an average error margin of  ± 4%.  Thrift (T) types point out that rents will cover the costs. Abundance (A) types see more people and companies with economic mobility. Commerce (C) types see a more productive workplace with less unfilled jobs. Governance (G) types see less misery and difficult populations to deal with.  

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