Created by Grounded Solutions Network
Inclusionary housing refers to the practice of including restricted affordable housing within a market-rate housing development. This may be a requirement, or it may be voluntary, accompanied by incentives such as changes to zoning, parking or other development standards.
Grounded Solutions Network has created a toolkit for jurisdictions to design effective inclusionary housing policy.
The website includes guidance on how to design an effective program, including:
- How and when to make it required or voluntary
- Options for developer compliance (onsite, offsite, in-lieu fees, land dedication)
- Income targeting
- Incentives or benefits
- Preservation considerations
Inclusionary housing is an important tool that local jurisdictions can utilize to create affordable housing in their communities without local subsidy. To design a program that successfully creates affordable housing, jurisdictions must consider how the local housing market, development costs and their own policies impact project feasibility.
Grounded Solutions has created an online calculator with several inputs to model these impacts.