Housing is an important factor in health and well-being. People with low incomes or other disadvantages face large problems of housing affordability and quality, which is bad for health. Inclusionary zoning is a tool that can help provide affordable options, reduce housing problems, and build mixed communities.
This brief suggests some modifications to the proposed regulations. These proposals build on Wellesley Institute’s expertise and research on inclusionary zoning. These changes would improve the ability of municipalities to use inclusionary zoning, and enhance opportunities to create more affordable housing.