Extra work to deal with Maine’s housing scarcity wanted at state and native ranges

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Maine lawmakers have some  large concepts to attempt to deal with the housing disaster within the subsequent legislative session. And so they higher, as a result of it continues to be an enormous downside.

It could be repetitive and it could be overly simplistic, however it’s value emphasizing as soon as once more: Working to ease the housing challenges within the Bangor space and throughout Maine will take an “all-of-the-above” method. In the beginning, that should imply an all-of-the-above method to growing Maine’s housing provide — notably inexpensive housing.

There are numerous completely different forces and elements at play on this disaster, there needs to be doubt about that. However we should not lose monitor of the first driver, as new BDN housing reporter Zara Norman identified lately, “that total provide stays the largest issue within the state’s affordability disaster.” For all the eye that issues like short-term leases get, the truth that development of latest housing falls effectively under demand is the problem on the core of the issue.