The Fallacy Of Inclusionary Zoning

If affordable housing is the goal, get rid of inclusionary zoning requirements.
October 1, 2002, 6am PDT | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"[Inclusionary Zoning] rules force developers to sell a percentage — usually 10% to 20% — of dwellings in a new development to moderate-income families. The units are supposed to be affordable to families with incomes that are 40% to 50% below the area's median income... In order to obtain a competitive return, developers must charge higher prices for the unsubsidized housing in the development.

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Published on Monday, September 30, 2002 in Crain's Chicago Business


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