Overview of Three Canadian Inclusionary Housing Policies

Three major Canadian cities – Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver – have  enacted inclusionary housing policies.  Although different in many ways, the policies share a number of key features that provide the basis for a limited but effective … [Read more...]

Montreal QC: ‘Inclusionary Housing Strategy’

This strategy – called a ‘strategy for inclusion of affordable housing in new residential projects’ – was adopted by the city in August 2005.  Its goal is to provide housing for a mix of  income brackets in all new large housing developments.  This … [Read more...]

Vancouver BC: ‘20% Core Need Housing Policy’

The city introduced its inclusionary housing program in 1988 through a policy initially called its ‘20% core need housing policy’, but now more commonly its ‘non-market housing policy’.  The policy was initially designed to provide social housing for … [Read more...]

Implementing Inclusionary Policy to Facilitate Affordable Housing Development in Ontario

John Gladki and Steve Pomeroy:  Implementing Inclusionary Policy to Facilitate Affordable Housing Development in Ontario;  Ontario Non-Profit Housing Association; October 2007. This paper examines the legal and practical considerations affecting … [Read more...]

Can Inclusionary Zoning Help Address the Shortage of Affordable Housing in Toronto?

Julie Mah:  Can Inclusionary Zoning Help Address the Shortage of Affordable Housing Toronto?; Canadian Policy Research, December 2009. This report reviews the basics and economics of inclusionary zoning, looks at the inclusionary practices in … [Read more...]

Inclusionary Zoning for the Provision of Affordable Housing

Nellie Chang:  Inclusionary Housing for the Provision of Affordable Housing:  A Comparative Analysis of Vancouver and San Francisco;   Symposium on Affordable and Sustainable Housing, University of British Columbia;  October 2009. This paper … [Read more...]