There really is something inherently flawed in the way we’ve approached housing policy for the past several decades (at least), and I would argue that it comes down to a kind of cognitive dissonance on three key issues.
Broken Promises: The Housing Market in San Francisco (And Ten Ideas to Fix It). Clear and thorough post about housing in San Francisco. One thing I’ve noticed in my own Portland neighborhood is how neighbors use objections to minor variations on the building code to mask their NIMBYism.
Void of analysis, rent control sounds utopian. Yet, the effects are unfortunate: tenants face limited housing stocks that are either run-down or unaffordable; landlords lose money, and ultimately stop investing and building altogether.