By: - June 21, 2022 12:00 am

A roofer works on a new home being built in Phoenix, one of the fastest-growing cities in the United States. In 2021, U.S. rents rose faster than they have in the past 20 years, prompting state lawmakers in some states to propose measures that would override local zoning laws and free up land for more housing. Ross D. Franklin/The Associated Press

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