New discussion group on inclusionary housing

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Thu Oct 13 21:25:49 CDT 2005

From: "Kalima Rose" <krose at>

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 to
ousing  to join.)

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 yours

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

For PolicyLink resources on inclusionary zoning and affordable housing,

We look forward to the conversation!

For more information, contact: Kalima Rose, Associate Director,
PolicyLink, krose at, 510-663-2333

Please distribute this announcement to as many allies continuing the
effort to expand affordable housing as possible. Thank you.

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