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.
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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.
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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.
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What Are the Downsides?

Inclusionary housing does not make sense in every community.
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