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  • Inclusionary Housing Canada
    should be addressed in order to implement an effective program and also the main principles and key practices that should be followed when addressing those aspects It does not attempt to draft a model bylaw nor to set out specific regulations In many cases those regulations will depend upon the particular needs conditions and priorities of each municipality Also in some cases and as also noted here they still will require further study and research The guide draws to a large extent upon the inclusionary housing practices used widely across the US These practices in the main follow a common model and use a similar set of rules and procedures This model is generally called inclusionary zoning and might be described as American style inclusionary housing In any case this particular model has not been used in Canada It is not expected that the American model will be fully adopted in this country Different priorities regulations and mechanisms are likely to emerge here Also some of the aspects of the US programs cannot be readily imported Nevertheless considering that these practices have been tried and tested for well over 30 years and in many different communities this experience offers an invaluable starting point for developing corresponding programs in this country Read the full guide Read the full post By Richard Drdla on December 2nd 2010 Category What s New Leave a comment Affordable Housing Mandates This report reviews the affordable housing mandates that have been used by uppertier jurisdictions in the US and Canada The mandates include those in the four states of New Jersey California Massachusetts and Connecticut the two provinces of British Columbia and Ontario and the two metropolitan areas of Portland Oregon and Minneapolis St Paul Minnesota also called the Twin Cities These mandates in various but

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  • About Inclusionary Housing « Inclusionary Housing Canada
    2010 May 2010 April 2010 March 2010 February 2010 January 2010 December 2009 What are Inclusionary Housing programs Inclusionary housing programs are municipal programs that rely upon the development regulations and approval process to have private developers provide some portion of the housing within their new market projects as affordable housing The policies represent a fundamentally different way to providing affordable housing from the conventional social housing programs used to date in Canada While not all affordable housing programs are the same in the main they adhere to the following characteristics providing housing affordable on a permanent basis to a wider mix of incomes in all new residential developments and thereby a more affordable range of housing across the entire community engaging the private developers to build and provide the units at a price or rent well below what the market would otherwise provide establishing fixed and non negotiable rules regarding the affordable housing obligation so that all developers are treated in a consistent and equitable way relying on concessions available through the regulatory process like density bonuses and fee rebates and not financial subsidies to reduce the cost burden on the developers for providing the affordable housing Read more

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  • About the Working Group « Inclusionary Housing Canada
    tool to meet the province s housing needs Inclusionary Housing Bill Passes Second Reading in Ontario Legislature Recent Comments Working Group Contributors Richard Drdla Archives Select Month December 2010 October 2010 June 2010 May 2010 April 2010 March 2010 February 2010 January 2010 December 2009 About the Working Group The Inclusionary Housing Working Group is a project of the Wellesley Institute The Wellesley Institute became interested in the possibilities of using municipal planning and regulatory powers to increase the supply of affordable housing while working our the Blueprint to End Homelessness in Toronto In June of 2008 the Institute hosted a forum Planning for Inclusive Neighbourhoods More than 100 people gathered at the Sutton Place hotel to hear about how inclusionary zoning works in the US and what might be useful in the Canadian context Following the forum a group of activists policy makers and planners began meeting to gain a better understanding of Inclusionary Housing and to begin the process of having municipalities use this tool to increase the supply of affordable housing The group produced a discussion document for the Housing Network of Ontario which was used by people who participated in the provincial government s Long Term

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  • Contact Us « Inclusionary Housing Canada
    Housing Mandates Ontario Government Supports Inclusionary Housing Strengthen Ontario s Provincial Policy Statement as one tool to meet the province s housing needs Inclusionary Housing Bill Passes Second Reading in Ontario Legislature Recent Comments Working Group Contributors Richard Drdla Archives Select Month December 2010 October 2010 June 2010 May 2010 April 2010 March 2010 February 2010 January 2010 December 2009 Contact us The Inclusionary Housing Working Group can be reached

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    Guide to Developing an Inclusionary Housing Program Affordable Housing Mandates Ontario Government Supports Inclusionary Housing Strengthen Ontario s Provincial Policy Statement as one tool to meet the province s housing needs Inclusionary Housing Bill Passes Second Reading in Ontario Legislature Recent Comments Working Group Contributors Richard Drdla Archives Select Month December 2010 October 2010 June 2010 May 2010 April 2010 March 2010 February 2010 January 2010 December 2009 Search Page

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  • What’s New « Inclusionary Housing Canada
    Housing Mandates Ontario Government Supports Inclusionary Housing Strengthen Ontario s Provincial Policy Statement as one tool to meet the province s housing needs Inclusionary Housing Bill Passes Second Reading in Ontario Legislature Recent Comments Working Group Contributors Richard Drdla Archives Select Month December 2010 October 2010 June 2010 May 2010 April 2010 March 2010 February 2010 January 2010 December 2009 What s New A Guide to Developing an Inclusionary Housing

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  • Case Studies « Inclusionary Housing Canada
    on going basis and the latter policies have not The six American case studies are drawn from among the better known and generally more successful of these programs They were also selected to include examples from communities of different sizes and from various locations across the US While each illustrates different and often innovative approaches they all conform to the basic inclusionary zoning model used across that country The three Canadian case studies include the most comparable examples of inclusionary programs in this country None of these can be called inclusionary zoning the Canadian practices to date are different to those in the US in many important and fundamental ways due in large part to the more limited powers available to municipalities in this country Unlike in the US no common inclusionary model has evolved in Canada but these examples do share certain features that could provide the basis for such a model American Case Studies Overview Case Study Chicago IL Chicago with its population of 2 8 million is now the largest jurisdiction with an inclusionary zoning program Recently adopted after resistance from a powerful mayor this program represents a political compromise that falls short of what was sought by the proponents of the program Case Study San Francisco CA San Francisco a city of 750 000 is one of two major cities first to adopt inclusionary zoning This program has been adapted in substantial ways over the years to make it more productive and demanding It imposes a different affordable housing obligation on developments needing re zoning and those proceeding as of right It possibly is the only program that does not provide density bonuses or other cost off sets for as of right developments Case Study Davis CA Davis a small city of 65 000 in northern California is known for its progressive planning and environmental policies This program is notable for its efforts to provide a fuller range of housing types including a variety of affordable ownership and rental housing as well as the dedication of land for social and special needs housing Case Study Montgomery County MD Montgomery County a large county of 950 000 directly outside of Washington DC adopted one of the earliest and probably the single most productive program so far Despite its success it cannot be considered a model program as it continues to take a different approach on key aspects that have not been widely followed by later programs Case Study Burlington VT Burlington a small city of 40 000 in northern Vermont is known for its many and progressive affordable housing initiatives Its inclusionary program draws upon and incorporates many of the best practices developed elsewhere while introducing innovations of its own notably imposing a higher affordable housing obligation in developments serving higher income levels Case Study Boston MA Boston a city of 600 000 has one of the two earliest programs adopted by a major city Like its counterpart in San Francisco it introduced a new approach in

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  • Recommended Reports and Papers « Inclusionary Housing Canada
    gain in land value due to the public action Read the paper Large Cities and Inclusionary Zoning Nick Brunick et al Large Cities and Inclusionary Zoning Business and Professional People for the Public Interest November 2003 This paper explores the benefits of inclusionary zoning for large cities and provides a brief case study of the five city programs in Boston San Francisco San Diego Denver and Sacramento Read the paper Nine Lessons for Inclusionary Zoning David Rusk Nine Lessons for Inclusionary Zoning Keynote Remarks to the National Inclusionary Housing Conference Washington DC 5 October 2005 This speech identifies the key lessons to creating and implementing an effective inclusionary zoning program Read the speach Evaluating Inclusionary Zoning Policies David Rusk Evaluating Inclusionary Zoning Policies 2002 This paper draws a distinction between affordable housing policies and inclusionary zoning policies and sets out the key components of an effective inclusionary zoning policy Read the paper The Inclusionary Housing Debate The Effectiveness of Mandatory Programs Over Voluntary Programs Nicholas J Brunick The Inclusionary Housing Debate The Effectiveness of Mandatory Programs over Voluntary Programs Zoning Practice American Planning Association September 2004 This paper sets out the evidence and examines why mandatory inclusionary programs are more productive than voluntary ones Read the paper Voluntary or Mandatory Inclusionary Housing Nick Brunick et al Voluntary or Mandatory Inclusionary Housing Production Predictability and Enforcement Business and Professional People for the Public Interest November 2003 This paper compares mandatory and voluntary programs and examines why mandatory programs are more productive Read the paper Inclusionary Housing Proven Success in Large Cities Nicholas J Brunick I nclusionary Housing Proven Success in Large Cities Zoning Practice American Planning Association October 2004 This paper explores the inclusionary zoning programs in the five large cities of Boston San Francisco San Diego Sacramento and Denver Read the paper Impact Inclusionary Housing and its Impact on Housing and Land Markets David Rosen Inclusionary Housing and its Impact on Housing and Land Markets 2004 To determine if inclusionary housing programs are associated with a decline in housing production the author compiled data on annual housing starts over a 20 year period in California Read the report The Effects of Inclusionary Zoning on Local Housing Markets Vicki Been et al The Effects of Inclusionary Zoning on Local Housing Markets Lessons from the San Francisco Washington DC and Suburban Boston Areas Furman Center for Real Estate Urban Policy Working Paper 07 05 November 2007 This major report presents the most authoritative and objective analysis to date of the potential impact of Inclusionary zoning on prices and production Read the report Impact of Inclusionary Housing on Development Nicholas Brunick The Impact of Inclusionary Zoning on Development Business and Professional People for the Public Interest 2003 T his paper identifies the benefits of inclusionary zoning and examines its impact on the production of market housing Read the paper Housing Impacts of Inclusionary Zoning Gerrit Jan Knaap et al Housing Impacts of Inclusionary Zoning National Center for Smart Growth Research and Education February

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