Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy

The Michigan Public Policy Survey (MPPS)
Fall 2017 Data Tables

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Q29. Some local governments have begun experimenting with policy changes to boost housing construction and renovation. Recently, has your jurisdiction attempted to reduce barriers to new construction or renovation by streamlining local processes (e.g., permitting, site reviews, inspections, etc.), reducing fees, or revising other zoning code requirements?

Jurisdiction Type Crosstabulation
% within Jurisdiction Type
  Jurisdiction Type Total
County Township City Village
Some local governments have begun experimenting with policy changes to boost housing construction and renovation. Recently, has your jurisdiction attempted to reduce barriers to new construction or renovation by streamlining local processes (e.g., permitting, site reviews, inspections, etc.), reducing fees, or revising other zoning code requirements? Yes 22% 13% 37% 20% 18%
No 61% 74% 57% 73% 70%
Don't Know 17% 13% 6% 8% 12%
*Columns may not sum to 100% due to rounding within cells.

Population Size Crosstabulation
% within Population Size
  Population Category Total
<1500 1500-5000 5001-10000 10001-30000 >30000
Some local governments have begun experimenting with policy changes to boost housing construction and renovation. Recently, has your jurisdiction attempted to reduce barriers to new construction or renovation by streamlining local processes (e.g., permitting, site reviews, inspections, etc.), reducing fees, or revising other zoning code requirements? Yes 10% 18% 22% 35% 39% 18%
No 75% 71% 68% 61% 52% 70%
Don't Know 15% 11% 10% 5% 9% 12%
*Columns may not sum to 100% due to rounding within cells.

Region of Michigan Crosstabulation
% within Region of Michigan
  Region of Michigan Total
Upper Peninsula Northern Lower Peninsula West Central Lower Peninsula East Central Lower Peninsula Southwest Lower Peninsula Southeast Lower Peninsula
Some local governments have begun experimenting with policy changes to boost housing construction and renovation. Recently, has your jurisdiction attempted to reduce barriers to new construction or renovation by streamlining local processes (e.g., permitting, site reviews, inspections, etc.), reducing fees, or revising other zoning code requirements? Yes 9% 18% 15% 12% 20% 30% 18%
No 75% 68% 73% 76% 70% 62% 70%
Don't Know 16% 14% 11% 12% 11% 8% 12%
*Columns may not sum to 100% due to rounding within cells.