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The Affordable-Housing Crisis Moves Inland

Rents are up and pay is the same, prompting cities across America to explore inclusionary zoning as a solution.

When Nashville Mayor Megan Barry was campaigning last year, she made increasing the city’s stock of affordable housing a big part of her platform. It’s not hard to see why: Home prices in the cradle of country music have jumped 58 percent over the past three years as workers flocked to the city’s thriving economy. One in four renters there spends at least 50 percent of her income on rent.

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