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From: "Kalima Rose" <krose@...>
Over 200 affordable housing leaders from across the country met in Washington,
DC October 5-7 to talk about inclusionary zoning, one of the most promising
tools available for creating mixed-income communities and offering housing
choices for American families. PolicyLink is launching an online discussion
group as a way to continue to share information and strategies that emerged
from the event and that can help win and expand inclusionary zoning. (Go
Inclusionary zoning is being used as an important local housing tool to
preserve and create mixed-income communities in hundreds of cities throughout
the nation-including Boston, New York, San Diego, and San Francisco-and
has secured tens of thousands of units of affordable housing as a result.
The online discussion provides a way to learn from your peers about how
to develop an IZ policy that balances community needs for affordable housing
with the needs of developers to realize a return on investment.
In gentrifying neighborhoods, affordable units provided by IZ can prevent
displacement of longtime residents.
In new and growing neighborhoods, IZ can ensure that affordability becomes
part of the area's long-term plans.
In expensive neighborhoods, IZ can provide housing opportunities for moderate-income
families who may work there, but wouldn't otherwise be able to live there.
Be part of the conversation and enjoy these benefits:
The latest news on inclusionary housing advances
A virtual help line from your expert peers
Inspiring strategies about what works in other communities that could help
Join the list for highlights from the Inclusionary Housing conference (co-sponsored
by PolicyLink, Innovative Housing Institute, National Housing Conference,
and Business and Professional People for the Public Interest).
For PolicyLink resources on inclusionary zoning and affordable housing,
We look forward to the conversation!
For more information, contact: Kalima Rose, Associate Director, PolicyLink,
Please distribute this announcement to as many allies continuing the effort
to expand affordable housing as possible. Thank you.
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