What is Inclusionary Housing?
“Inclusionary housing” refers to a range of local policies that tap the economic gains from rising real estate values to create affordable housing opportunities for low- or moderate-income households. Done right, inclusionary housing can meaningfully advance racial equity.
What Problems Does It Address?
Inclusionary housing policies were first developed to specifically counteract a history of ‘exclusionary zoning’ policies that reinforced economic and racial segregation. Its growing popularity has been fueled by the intersection of several distinct motivations.
What Impact does Inclusionary Housing have?
No one policy or program alone will meet a community’s affordable housing needs. While inclusionary housing is only one tool in the toolbox, it’s an important one.
What Are the Downsides?
Inclusionary housing does not make sense in every community.