Contributors

Richard Drdla is a Toronto-based affordable housing consultant that has been studying and writing about inclusionary housing practices, including specifically inclusionary zoning,  for roughly twenty years.   In that time, his professional engagement … [Read more...]

Canadian Home Builders Association Report

The Canadian Home Builders Association commissioned Altus Clayton in 2008 to write a report critical of inclusionary housing programs.  Entitled "The Potential Effects of Inclusionary Zoning in Canada", the central conclusion of this report is that … [Read more...]

Inclusionary Housing and its Impact on Housing and Land Markets

David Rosen:   Inclusionary Housing and its Impact on Housing and Land Markets;  NHC Affordable Housing Policy Review; 2004. This report examines new construction permit data from 1981 to 2001 in 28 Californian cities to determine impact of … [Read more...]

Who supports inclusionary zoning in Ontario?

City of Toronto, Ontario Town of Collingwood Ontario Regional Planning Commissioners of Ontario City of London, Ontario Ontario Non-Profit Housing Association City of Thunder Bay, Ontario Conference Board of Canada Town of Milton, … [Read more...]

On Common Ground: Joint Principles on Inclusionary Housing Policies

The Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California & the Home Builders Association of Northern California: On Common Ground: Joint Principles on Inclusionary Housing Policies; July 2005. This paper sets out a set of recommended … [Read more...]

Affordable by Choice: Trends in California Inclusionary Housing Programs

Affordable by Choice: Trends in California Inclusionary Housing Programs; Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California & California Coalition for Rural Housing; 2007. This report presents the key findings of the 2006 comprehensive … [Read more...]

Inclusionary Housing in California: 30 Years of Innovation

Inclusionary Housing in California: 30 Years of Innovation; Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California & California Coalition for Rural Housing; July 2003. This report draws upon the findings of comprehensive 2003 state-wide survey … [Read more...]

What kinds of affordable housing do these programs create?

The programs most typically call upon the developers simply to provide as affordable housing some percentage of the units being built as market housing.  No special demands are placed on the type of housing. … [Read more...]

What is meant by “affordable housing”?

This term is used to refer to housing that is provided permanently at a below-market rent or price so that it is affordable to moderate- and low-income households that cannot find suitable market-rate housing. … [Read more...]

Can inclusionary housing programs help people on low income?

Inclusionary zoning programs have been used mostly to produce housing affordable to households with moderate incomes.  Nevertheless, there are ways to design these programs so that they support housing for  low incomes. … [Read more...]