Inclusionary housing is used in hundreds of communities across the country to create units that are affordable to lower-income households in new market-rate residential developments. More than 170 cities and counties in California have used inclusionary-housing policies to help address affordable-housing needs while advancing equitable-development goals.
Inclusionary housing – also referred to as “inclusionary zoning”– is a flexible tool that can be tailored to local circumstances. There is no one “model” inclusionary-housing policy, but rather a number of best practices to consider when adopting or amending an ordinance.
“Meeting California’s Housing Needs: Best Practices for Inclusionary Housing” presents key steps and considerations for developing a successful inclusionary ordinance and effective program. Click on the link below to access this new resource prepared by the Local Government Commission and Western Center on Law and Poverty with the California Rural Legal Assistance Foundation. Funding was provided by Climate, Land Use, and Transportation program of the Resources Legacy Fund.