EHI has explained to the public the problem of exclusionary housing policies, and remedies for such policies, in letters published by newspapers such as the Washington Post and Wall Street Journal. For more, click on EHI LETTERS IN WASHINGTON POSTWSJ on new exclusionary policies.

EHI also has published numerous reports on both national and local aspects of exclusionary housing policies. Links to those reports are included below. EHI reports on national issues include:

  • An analysis of the final rule promulgated in July 2015 by the U. S. Dep’t of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), entitled Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH)—requiring greater evaluation and corrective action by federal housing grant applicants, regarding exclusionary and other discriminatory housing conditions in their jurisdictions. HUD issues AFFH Rule. (2015)
  • A summary of how exclusionary housing policies aggravate housing problems that have been linked to increased developmental problems among low-income children, such as their health (physical, mental and emotional), safety, educational achievement, and general cognitive and behavioral development. CHILDREN'S DEVELOPMENT & XHPs. (2015)
  • An analysis of  whether Congress has Constitutional authority to prohibit unwarranted state and local regulatory restrictions on housing supply, if those restrictions affect interstate commerce—as a number of recent studies indicate they now do. INTERSTATE EFFECTS OF RBHAs (2014).
  • Documentation of the role that governmental land use planning plays in housing shortages and excessive costs (using Fairfax County, Virginia, as an illustration). EHI ANALYSIS OF JOBS-HOUSING REPORT(2013).
  • A report to minority group members on the importance of monitoring and participating in their local government’s land use and housing planning and zoning, due to the often disproportionate, adverse effects of exclusionary housing practices on minority groups. MINORITY GROUPS ADVISORY (2011)
  • A summary of compelling economic evidence that housing prices have become excessively high, compared to construction costs, in a large and increasing number of major metropolitan areas across the United States. ECONOMIC EFFECTS OF EXCLUSIONARY HOUSING POLICIES (2010).

EHI's reports focused on its Local Emphasis Area (the Washington, DC, region) include:

  • An analysis of the housing needs of low- and moderate-income residents and workers in Loudoun County, Virginia, where massive new development is being planned near future Metrorail stations. Loudoun County’s Metrorail-Related Housing Needs. (2015)
  • Documentation of the role that governmental land use planning in Fairfax County, Virginia, has played in housing shortages and excessive costs there. EHI ANALYSIS OF JOBS-HOUSING REPORT (2013)
  • A summary of somewhat exclusionary plans adopted by the Town of Herndon in western Fairfax County, for their side of the future Herndon-Monroe Metrorail station area. HERNDON METRORAIL-AREA PLAN (2012)