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ERIC Number: ED532713
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 98
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 72
Is Inclusionary Zoning Inclusionary? A Guide for Practitioners. Technical Report
Schwartz, Heather L.; Ecola, Liisa; Leuschner, Kristin J.; Kofner, Aaron
RAND Corporation
Inclusionary zoning (IZ) has become an increasingly popular tool for providing affordable housing in an economically integrative manner. IZ policies typically require developers to set aside a proportion of units in market-rate residential developments to be made affordable for lower-income households in exchange for development rights or zoning variances. These policies are considered "inclusionary" because they are intended to allow lower- and moderate-income households to buy or rent property in middle- and upper-income communities. This report examines 11 IZ programs across the United States to determine the extent to which the policies serve lower-income families and provide IZ recipients with access to low-poverty neighborhoods and residentially assign them to high-performing schools, thereby promoting the academic achievement and educational attainment of their children. It also considers ways in which IZ policies vary and how different design features might affect the success of the programs in promoting affordable housing and social inclusion for IZ recipients. Finally, it identifies key program-design aspects that shape the potential to meet the goals of providing affordable housing to low-income households and promoting social inclusion for IZ recipients. Appended are: (1) Additional Information on Methods; (2) Profiles of the 11 Jurisdictions' Inclusionary Zoning Policies; and (3) Maps of the 11 Jurisdictions' Inclusionary Zoning Units. Individual chapters contain footnotes and sources. (Contains 14 figures and 5 tables.)
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
Authoring Institution: RAND Infrastructure, Safety, and Environment
Identifiers - Location: California; Colorado; Illinois; Maryland; Massachusetts; New Mexico; North Carolina; Vermont; Virginia