Report Underscores Housing Tradeoffs in Inclusionary Zoning Policies

The UCLA Lewis Center for Regional Policy Studies recently examined the effects of inclusionary zoning rules on housing dynamics, with a particular focus on Los Angeles’ Transit Oriented Communities (TOC) program. The TOC program was initiated in 2017 to increase housing production, including below-market-rate units near bus and train stations. The report found that while inclusionary zoning policy can expand housing for low-income families, increasing the mandatory percentage of below-market-rate units could reduce overall housing production and affordability. Policymakers are urged to carefully weigh the tradeoffs when setting the parameters of inclusionary zoning policies.



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