This is definitely an issue in many US communities.
If it isn’t the rather ‘direct’ regulations, then it’s often parcel size minimums, building size minimums (so much for tiny houses), and artificial scarcity driven by those oh-so-fabulous parks and ‘open spaces’ that so many love in their area, but that serve to throttle potential supply (I think this is more a feature than a bug).
The rising tide of housing isn’t lifting all ships.
For many families, children who were born and raised in a town that’s becoming gentrified, literally, can’t afford to stay there … unless the family sells the home, nets enough profit, and decides to use that profit to fund exorbitant down payments for their kids.
But people renting from total strangers net no benefit when the landlord sells and takes those impressive profits, booting the tenants to the curb.
And a lot of the mountain communities – famously, playgrounds for the rich and famous – have been struggling to find service workers. They’re simply priced out of the market and uninterested/unwilling/unable to drive an hour to work, particularly in an area with harsh winters.
The passengers in the first class cabin are branching out, and leaving fewer and fewer seats – at geometrically higher prices – in coach.
I don’t know the answer, but the problem is all too real:
As this creeps farther and farther into rural America, as it famously has in areas like Pennsylvania Dutch country, I wonder what impact it will have on our food supply (among other issues).