University of Wisconsin–Madison

Bridging the Gap: Creating Income Restricted Housing Through Inclusionary Development

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2020
Level City or Town
State(s) Massachusetts
Policy Areas Civil Rights, Community Development, Economic Justice, Housing
Boston's Inclusionary Development Policy (IDP) bridges the affordability gap faced by households that are ineligible for subsidies but still unable to afford housing. The policy requires developers to include affordable units in their projects or contribute to a city-wide affordable housing fund. This report outlines how the IDP policy has expanded affordable housing access across the city and highlights the BPDA's Affirmative Furthering Fair Housing amendments to the zoning code.

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