Inclusionary zoning policies are designed to enable lower- and moderate-income households to buy or rent property in middle- to upper-income communities. Typically, this is achieved by requiring developers to set aside an affordable proportion of units in market-rate residential developments for low-income households in exchange for development rights or zoning variances. In the Is Inclusionary Zoning Inclusionary? report, MacArthur-grantee RAND Corporation examines 11 inclusionary zoning programs across the United States to determine the extent to which the policies serve lower-income families, provide 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.
Housing Policy Research
December 17, 2013 - Publication
The Bipartisan Policy Center Housing Commission crafted realistic and actionable policy recommendations that address near-term problems and long-term challenges while recognizing the imperative to restore the country's long-term fiscal health. Read More
December 1, 2013 - Article
View by subject area Child Well-Being Economic Opportunity Education Health / Mental Health Housing Instability Housing & Older Adults Local Economy & Fiscal Health Neighborhoods Child Well-Being Boston College (2010) Boston Medical Center/Children's HealthWatch (2008) Columbia (2009 ... Read More
August 29, 2013 - Publication
Housing quality and housing stability matter to children’s well-being, according to MacArthur-supported research detailed in a How Housing Matters Policy Brief. Read More