A new report finds that 83 percent of the five-county Bay Area’s residential land is zoned for single-family housing. The report found that single- family zoning typically leads to more expensive homes. That, in turn, helps exclude many residents of color with less wealth, the report says. State legislators are debating bills that would make it easier to build denser, more affordable housing in the Bay Area. The trend holds true in wealthier, whiter northern cities with more Asian American residents, the study says.
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