Local Inclusionary Zoning Laws

Inclusionary zoning laws can serve as a mechanism to provide more housing opportunities by requiring or incentivizing developers to set aside a certain portion of new developments for affordable housing, and are designed to provide more affordable rental and/or owner-occupied housing for low to moderate-income individuals and families. Developers can sometimes meet the requirement by building affordable units off-site or pay into an affordable housing fund. Incentives for developers include expedited permitting, density bonuses, and zoning variances.

This map identifies and displays key features of ten 10 local-level inclusionary zoning laws in effect as of December 1, 2018. The jurisdictions include: Boulder, CO; Burlington, VT; Cambridge, MA; Evanston, IL; Irvine, CA; Highland Park, IL; Lake Forest, IL; San Diego, CA; Santa Fe, NM; and Stamford, CT.

This publication was supported by Cooperative Agreement Number NU38OT000307 awarded to ChangeLab Solutions and funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention or the Department of Health and Human Services.

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