2018 National Planning Conference

Inclusionary Housing: Tales from the Front

Sunday, April 22, 2018 from 4:15 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. CDT

Location: 223

CM | 1.25

Cost: Included in Registration

Activity Type: Educational Sessions

Activity ID: NPC188111


  • How to articulate the role that inclusionary zoning plays — and can play — in the bigger affordable-housing and equity picture
  • How to make a list of tasks and key steps that are required to develop or revise an inclusionary-housing policy in your community, including necessary consultant and staff work
  • How to connect with other planners and housing professionals about the affordable-housing needs in your community, and how inclusionary zoning can contribute to your goals


Planners across the country are facing a housing-equity dilemma: as our urban economies grow, who gets to take part and who has to struggle to stay in place? Inclusionary housing — requiring market-rate developments to provide affordable units or contribute housing fees – originated in response to racially exclusionary zoning policies. As urban housing markets have tightened, the policy has grown into a critical affordable-housing tool in many cities. This panel is a unique opportunity to explore the lessons learned from some of the most ambitious and innovative efforts of recent years. New York City adopted a pioneering mandatory inclusionary housing policy in 2015 that requires permanent affordable housing wherever new housing capacity is approved. Last year, San Francisco overhauled its longstanding policy to serve middle-income residents for the first time. Across the country, from Seattle to Atlanta, inclusionary housing is getting a fresh look from planners and policy makers. Join national housing experts and planners from cities on the front lines of the affordability crisis for a conversation about the renewed nationwide interest in inclusionary housing. Learn how these policies work, how they fit into the broader housing picture, and what this could mean in your community.

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Session Speakers

Jacob Bintliff
San Francisco Planning Department
Oakland, CA, CA

Rick Jacobus
Street Level Advisors
Oakland, CA

Marie L. Carroll
NYC Dept of Housing Pres and Dev.
New York, NY

Howard Slatkin
New York City Department of City Planning
Brooklyn, NY

Kate Hartley
San Francisco Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development
San Francisco, CA

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