Developers in California won’t let inclusionary zoning case rest

I have been away from this blog for so long, part of me fears I have forgotten to write well about affordable housing. Still, life has reached a stabilizing point for me in the past week or so and I realized I am becoming restless without writing here. And so, to welcome what I hope […]

Can Mayor de Blasio achieve mandatory AND permanent affordable housing?

New York City Mayor de Blasio and the City Council have big plans to overhaul the city’s affordable housing laws. Under New York’s current inclusionary zoning plan, developers voluntarily include affordable housing in rezoned buildings (buildings that are taller or larger than is allowed under zoning law) in exchange for certain tax breaks and incentives. This is […]

Inclusionary zoning in Los Angeles, please

An editorial in the Los Angeles Times call on Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and the City Council to support affordable housing through inclusionary zoning, a legal mechanism that links development with mandatory affordable housing construction. According to the piece, more than 200 California municipalities have adopted inclusionary zoning laws, although not without many court battles. […]