What Do We Know about Inclusionary Zoning
The final recommendations for Toronto’s Inclusionary Zoning (IZ) policy are planned to go before City Council in the first half of 2021. The IZ tool has been implemented across the United States and in the United Kingdom as a way to produce new affordable housing by compelling developers to set aside a portion of their new housing units as affordable housing.
Jenny Schuetz is a senior fellow at the Metropolitan Policy Program at Brookings who is an expert in urban economics and housing policy, focusing particularly on housing affordability. She presented her research which evaluated how well IZ worked in three US regions (San Francisco Bay Area, Washington DC area, and Boston suburbs) to generate more affordable housing and create mixed-income communities.