Direct from the Joe Biden website...
Biden promises to kick Obama's AFFH into high gear. In a nut shell what it does is use federal strong arm tactics to force local governments to eliminate single family zoning and build high density housing in the suburban areas.Exclusionary zoning has for decades been strategically used to keep people of color and low-income families out of certain communities. As President, Biden will enact legislation requiring any state receiving federal dollars through the Community Development Block Grants or Surface Transportation Block Grants to develop a strategy for inclusionary zoning, as proposed in the HOME Act of 2019 by Majority Whip Clyburn and Senator Cory Booker. Biden will also invest $300 million in Local Housing Policy Grants to give states and localities the technical assistance and planning support they need to eliminate exclusionary zoning policies and other local regulations that contribute to sprawl.
It's pretty much the "We've fucked up the cities beyond repair and were going to move them to the suburbs" Program. Or, the "Look at all the Democrat voters we can move into Republican stronghold's" Program.Biden will tie new federal investments in housing to a requirement that states and localities eliminate regulations that reduce the availability of affordable housing and contribute to sprawl.
If there's any justice at all in this world, they'll build a 500 unit section 8 housing development right on the lake in Traverse City.$65 billion in new incentives for state housing authorities and the Indian Housing Block Grant program to construct or rehabilitate low-cost, efficient, resilient, and accessible housing in areas where affordable housing is in short supply. These funds will be directed toward communities that are suffering from an affordability crisis and that are willing to implement new zoning laws that encourage more affordable housing.