Report: D.C. Inclusionary Zoning Finally Getting On Track

The Housing Department also found that inclusionary zoning (IZ) has not adversely impacted new development.
August 28, 2017, 6am PDT | Elana Eden
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"According to a recent report by the D.C. Department of Housing and Community Development, IZ is on track to create hundreds of affordable units annually through new projects," Washington City Paper reports.

That would be a notable improvement over the program's beginnings, which Andrew Giambrone writes failed to make a single unit available for years after launch, thanks in part to "misadministration, the economic recession, and a lawsuit." 

In an overview of the program's strengths, weaknesses, and expected progress, Giambrone notes that "future homes that are produced through IZ should reach more lower-income residents thanks to changes the D.C. Zoning Commission approved last summer (and that the D.C. Council has recently enacted as law) after advocates pressed for them." 

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Published on Friday, August 18, 2017 in Washington City Paper
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