Will the inclusionary housing programs stifle the development of market housing?

This question has been carefully researched in the US.  The empirical evidence there conclusively shows that there has been little to no impact on the production of market housing in the municipalities that have adopted inclusionary zoning programs. … [Read more...]

Will the inclusionary housing programs drive up the price of market housing?

This question has been carefully researched in the US. The empirical evidence there conclusively shows that there has been little to no impact on the price of housing in the municipalities that have adopted inclusionary zoning programs. … [Read more...]

What is the difference between inclusionary housing and inclusionary zoning?

The two terms are often used interchangeably to mean the same thing. In this website, the two are used in a more particular and careful way in order to draw an important distinction between them. … [Read more...]

Who is able to live in the affordable housing created under these programs?

Affordable housing  is intended for households that do not earn enough to afford the housing at its full market price or rent.   As a consequence, there are some basic controls used to ensure that it does not go households that could afford the … [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...]