Appeals are common for affordable projects due to neighbor concerns. Most of these concerns have already been addressed through zoning standards, and social concerns about the ‘type‘ of people that live in affordable housing are not appropriate for regulatory review. Review officials should be very strict during any hearings that comment on the character of occupants is out of order and will not be tolerated. Appeals can also be eliminated if there is no permit to appeal, and so communities could exempt affordable projects from permitting entirely, provided they still meet non-discretionary standards.