Archive: Nick Zaiac

Nick Zaiac is a Catalyst Policy Fellow and a Fellow in Commercial Freedom at the R Street Institute where his portfolio includes housing, postal and transportation issues. He holds a master's degree in economics from George Mason University. He lives in Washington, DC with his wife, Ali.
California Abolished Single-Family Zoning (And How Your State Can Too)
Accessory dwelling units are one of the cheapest, least politically fraught types of new housing, but they’ve faced local bans for decades.
Nick Zaiac | December 30, 2019
The Postal Service Goes Urbanist: How New Mailbox Regulations Encourage Density
The postal service is one of many groups that has an implicit say in how new homes are built.
Nick Zaiac | November 8, 2019
Zoning for the Future of Automotive Fueling
As the future of vehicle fueling evolves, laws must change to accommodate adapting to a new market.
Nick Zaiac | October 4, 2019
Bernie’s Housing Proposal Takes Supply Constraints Seriously (But Rent Control Is Still Bad)
The senator’s proposal makes clear that fixing housing in America will require ending exclusionary and restrictive zoning.
Nick Zaiac | September 30, 2019
Why Nothing is Near Your Office
How Land Use Rules Make Life Inconvenient
Nick Zaiac | September 16, 2019
A Daycare in Every Neighborhood
Loosening Childcare Laws Could Make the Dream a Reality
Nick Zaiac | August 21, 2019
Let Us Have Lemonade
Legalizing Home-based Businesses to Make the Most of Summer
Nick Zaiac | July 24, 2019
So the President Has a Housing Task Force, but What Can the Feds Really Do?
Even though state and local governments will always play the central role in housing policy, the executive branch does have tools at its disposal.
Nick Zaiac | July 12, 2019
No Home When You Get Out
Zoning Reform for the Formerly Incarcerated
Nick Zaiac | June 21, 2019
Upzoning the Ellis Island of the South
NIMBYism can be hard to understand until you see it play out in community meetings and zoning board or utility commission hearings.
Nick Zaiac | June 10, 2019
High Housing Costs Are Not Just Limited to Big Cities
How Decades of Tight Zoning Suffocated Small Town Vermont
Nick Zaiac | May 17, 2019
Two Paths to Improve How Localities Pay for Services and Amenities
Crowding and straining existing infrastructure are key concerns that proponents of new development must overcome. Some solutions are better than others.
Nick Zaiac | May 1, 2019