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Cities across the country are facing a housing crisis. Developers build more towering apartment buildings, yet the crisis persists. 

At Strong Towns, we believe cities must adjust zoning laws to allow for more choices within the marketplace, while simultaneously encouraging small-scale incremental development to empower local residents and increase community wealth.

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Septic Systems and Multiunit Housing

I recognize that, whenever possible, it makes sense to focus growth in areas where infrastructure already exists. That being said, many of the towns in my region have very limited or no public water/sewer. Are folks aware of any successful multiunit housing projects with onsite septic systems? I'd also be interested in any resources that speak to advances in small-scale wastewater treatment technology.

Here is a Google Maps version of my city, Ferndale, WA. Addresses are marked by different color markers based on their Property Tax $ per Acre calculation. Check it out!

YIMBY Action is hiring a Marketing Director!

YIMBY Action is hiring a Marketing Director! If you're passionate about growing the movement fighting for more housing and more vibrant cities and have growth marketing experience, please apply! Location flexible.


2020 NAR Survey

Additional facts for walkable communities.