Ryan Fecteau
Former Speaker of the House | Biddeford, ME

Speaker of the Maine House Ryan Fecteau: Reforming Zoning and Land Use in Municipalities

Idea Category: Housing

This week, NewDEAL Leader Speaker of the Maine House Ryan Fecteau is championing a new effort to combat the state’s affordable housing shortage through ending zoning regulations. Among other provisions, his bill would require localities to let private property owners build up to four housing units on their land, rather than restricting them to single-family homes. Fecteau’s goal is to not only quadruple the number of new affordable housing units built in Maine each year from 250 units to 1,000, but also ensure that those affordable housing developments will remain affordable for the next 30 years. Read more about Speaker Fecteau’s bill, which has wide bipartisan support. And for more on solutions for the housing crisis, register to join experts and NewDEAL Leaders for our March 16 virtual event “Implementing the Recovery: Improving Access to Affordable Housing”.

More Idea’s From Ryan Fecteau

Enhancing Access to the At-Home Ballot Box

Idea Category: Defending Democracy | Funding Source: ARP

Rebuilding and Reenergizing the Building and Energy Codes

Idea Category: Climate Change | Funding Source: ARP

Natural Resources Square Up and Tackle Climate Change

Idea Category: Climate Change | Funding Source: ARP

Staycationland: Co-working Spaces Revolutionize Tourism and Remote Employment

Idea Category: Jobs and Entrepreneurship, Smart Government | Funding Source: ARP