Pratt Center Research

Sustainable Community Development

Increased Housing Oppourtunity in NYC: The Case for Inclusionary Zoning

Report  |  April 29, 2009

Pratt Center and PolicyLink make the case for inclusionary zoning- setting aside low- and moderate-income units in new housing developments under designated areas in a rezoning- as a tool to ensure that the benefits of change in NYC neighborhoods will be fairly shared in the years to come. This report presents the need for affordable housing, the opportunity presented by the Bloomberg administration’s redevelopments, and recommendations for an inclusionary zoning policy that can guaranteed that redevelopment plans create thousands of units of permanently affordable housing in mixed-income neighborhoods throughout the city.