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Inclusionary Zoning

August 5, 2019, 10am PDT
The San Diego City Council is poised to give final approval to significant changes to the city's inclusionary zoning requirements,
Times of San Diego
July 30, 2019, 8am PDT
The United States should end homelessness, substantially increase funding for community land trusts, and support local rent control ordinances and inclusionary zoning requirements, according to an op-ed by the presidential candidate.
CNN
July 3, 2019, 8am PDT
While most Bay Area communities are pursuing housing solutions "individually," local planners acknowledge the need for strategies that address the regional as a unified whole.
Lincoln Institute of Land Policy
June 28, 2019, 6am PDT
A compromise was necessary to enact inclusionary zoning in Philadelphia, and so far it eems to be working out for program supporters.
PlanPhilly
May 27, 2019, 7am PDT
Ontario and Toronto keep finding ways to disagree.
The Star
Blog post
April 29, 2019, 5am PDT
Inclusivity requirements should be used with caution. Increasing the portion of below-market housing units tends to reduce total housing production, particularly moderate-priced homes.
Todd Litman
April 13, 2019, 9am PDT
In the run-up to a municipal primary scheduled for May 21, Philadelphia's City Council has introduced a range of bills to address housing affordability and tenants' rights.
Next City
April 10, 2019, 8am PDT
Legislation before the Pittsburgh Planning Commission this week would implement inclusionary zoning requirements for the neighborhood of Lawrenceville.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
March 27, 2019, 12pm PDT
Boston has set the same inclusionary zoning requirements for 19 years, and after a busy 2018, the city could be set to require even more affordable housing with each new development.
The Boston Globe
March 19, 2019, 8am PDT
An historic moment for planning in Seattle: Density bonuses for affordable housing are now allowed all over the city as Seattle implements a big piece of its long-percolating Mandatory Housing Affordability plan.
The Seattle Times
March 16, 2019, 1pm PDT
"Jobs-rich area," a new term that targets some suburban regions, is among amendments added March 11 to Senate Bill 50, the reincarnation of Wiener's controversial SB 827 housing bill that died last year.
San Francisco Examiner
March 5, 2019, 6am PST
Everything you've ever wanted to know about inclusionary zoning: its history, its position in the debate about the future of cities, and its promise as a solution to the nation's housing crisis.
Land Lines
February 17, 2019, 5am PST
A new approach to affordable housing attempts to overcome the traditional approaches of supply-side economics and government-funded investments and extractions.
City Observatory
February 14, 2019, 6am PST
The suburb made famous by the likes of Frank Lloyd Wright and Ernest Hemingway is considering an inclusionary zoning ordinance in the hopes of enabling more affordable housing development.
Oak Leaves (Chicago Tribune)
February 5, 2019, 12pm PST
A new law in Portland, Maine could be the first to charge an affordable housing fee from new hotel developments.
Portland Press Herald
January 6, 2019, 9am PST
Cities use the studies to inform decisions about inclusionary housing programs. But a closer look shows that there is great variation in the methods and metrics, with no one correct approach for every situation.
Terner Center for Housing Innovation
January 6, 2019, 5am PST
With the threat of sea level rise, homes on higher ground in Miami are becoming increasingly desirable. But they are located in low-income communities of color, and residents are facing rising housing costs and displacement.
Slate
November 28, 2018, 1pm PST
The Kansas City Star Editorial Board has concerns about gentrification and affordable housing.
The Kansas City Star
November 20, 2018, 6am PST
The city of Miami will for the first time require that affordable housing be included in private residential development projects. The mandatory inclusionary zoning was made more palatable to developers by upzoning the affected area.
Miami Herald
November 18, 2018, 9am PST
Analysis and policy recommendations from Bay Area-based think tank SPUR focuses on how poorly designed inclusionary zoning the exact opposite of the desired effect.
SPUR