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.

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