Brief Inclusionary Zoning: How Different IZ Policies Affect Tenant, Landlord, and Developer Behaviors
Christina Plerhoples Stacy, Jorge Morales-Burnett, Owen Noble, Timothy Hodge, Timothy Komarek
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The lack of affordable, accessible, and high-quality rental units in the US has exacerbated economic and racial disparities. As cities and other jurisdictions look to implement housing policies for an equitable recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, many stakeholders are skeptical about inclusionary zoning’s (IZ) ability to produce and preserve enough rental housing for renters with low incomes and renters of color. But how IZ policies are designed can affect localities’ ability to meet their housing needs. In this brief, we use document reviews and interviews with 23 housing advocates, policymakers, researchers, landlords, and developers to understand the key regulatory components of IZ and how they affect behavior and housing outcomes.

Research Areas Land use Housing
Tags Housing markets Multifamily housing Housing affordability Land use and zoning
Policy Centers Metropolitan Housing and Communities Policy Center