The Center Square: Shawnee’s ‘co-living’ ban is bad, unconstitutional policy

February 28, 2023 | By DAVID DEERSON

Last year, a Community Housing Study revealed a troubling housing problem for Johnson County: rents are rising faster than income, and the supply of homes cannot keep up with demand. In response, the Board of County Commissioners appointed Megan Foreman as Housing Coordinator, a brand-new position created to address the county’s housing problems. Certainly, Ms. Foreman has her work cut out for her. But one good place to start would be encouraging cities to abandon unconstitutional, anti-housing policies that make the problem worse while meddling in people’s personal lives.

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