Nimby Assessment

Spacing Restrictions Make it Necessary to Pursue a Special Use Permit

Available Resources

Relevant Statutes, Regulations, and Ordinances — Every state and locality employs a unique set of definitions and a unique regulatory structure. The primary resources that must be consulted are the statutes, regulations, ordinances, and other sources of policy that are in force in the political jurisdiction where the housing is to be located. Keep in mind that the Fair Housing Act, Americans with Disabilities Act, and other pieces of Federal legislation also apply.

Relevant Legal Precedents — Judgments from past court cases may set precedents for disputes involving Spacing Restrictions issues. For example, learn about the landmark Olmstead v. L.C. decision on the web page of the Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law

Examples of Analyses of Impediments — Good examples are available online, such as the 2001 Regional Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing, which was prepared for several localities in Minnesota.


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