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In 1999 the Oregon legislature passed a wholesale ban on mandatory inclusionary housing requirements. To date, no other state aside from Texas has implemented a sweeping prohibition against inclusionary housing policies. Traditionally, land use planning and zoning rules fall under a city’s authority, not under state authority. By tying the…Read More
For the last few months, I’ve been working closely with our partners at the National Community Land Trust Network and Julie Brunner to develop a new resource on resale formulas. As many of you know, there is no universal resale formula that works perfectly in every market at all times.…Read More
© 2015 by the American Planning Association. Reprinted by permission of Planning magazine. In 2013, when the Seattle city council considered rezoning the South Lake Union neighborhood to allow high-rise development, it faced a dilemma. The city’s incentive zoning policy required developers to help meet the local need for affordable…Read More
2014 was a huge year in Inclusionary Housing (IH) Policy. Leaders across the nation grappled with the shadow side of job growth and housing market recovery – rising prices for homes and apartments. Many turned to IH policies with renewed interest, recognizing that they are a small but mighty part…Read More
Happy New Year! If you read my last year’s blog, you’ll know that I’m not much of a fan of resolutions, but I do like fresh starts. The start of a new year makes me reflective, and since I’m not getting any younger, I thought I’d tell you why I…Read More