Strengthening Inclusionary Housing Feasibility Studies

Created by Grounded Solutions Network

Inclusionary housing, or the practice of requiring affordable housing units within a mostly market-rate development, is a key tool for creating housing affordability without government subsidy. For inclusionary housing requirements to be most effective — balancing the number of affordable units and the depth of affordability with the ability for the overall project to pay for the affordable units — local jurisdictions should complete economic feasibility studies.

Grounded Solutions Network, UC Berkeley’s Terner Center, and the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy convened a group of industry experts to identify best practices and key considerations.