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Inclusionary zoning is one of the many ways that cities are working to maintain housing affordability for low and moderate-income residents. Inclusionary zoning policies can vary from city to city but ultimately the goal is the same - to undo and grow beyond exclusionary practices, like redlining, that kept historically marginalized groups out of specific communities. Inclusionary zoning can be mandatory or voluntary, but mandatory inclusionary zoning is the most popular, with developers being required to offer a specified number of their properties at low or market rates.
In this section, you will learn about inclusionary zoning policies in cities across America that are evening the playing field.