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Inclusionary Zoning Inclusive Communities

What Makes Inclusionary Zoning Happen?

Inclusionary zoning (IZ) programs use local control over the regulation of land use to require or incentivize the production of affordable housing as part of market rate housing development. In most cases, developers are offered land development incentives (such as a density bonus or an expedited permitting process) in exchange for agreeing to restrict the rents or price levels of a portion of the units to levels that are affordable to low-income households.

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