Local Inclusionary Housing Programs: Meeting Housing Needs

Real Estate Law Journal, Vol. 36, p. 73, 2007

24 Pages Posted: 24 Feb 2009  

John R. Nolon

Pace University School of Law

Jessica A. Bacher

Land Use Law Center

Date Written: 2007

Abstract

This article explores the expansive legal authority that local governments in many states have to meet housing needs directly by providing for the production of new affordable homes. There is not a great deal of scholarship on the subject as we approach it. The emphasis in the academic literature in the field of affordable housing is on top-down, systemic, or theoretical solutions: urging reforms in federal and state finance programs, imploring courts to penalize localities that engage in exclusionary zoning, describing in detail a variety of inclusionary zoning techniques, or explaining relevant theories or the economics of the issue of affordable housing. Our topic focuses instead on what individual municipalities can do to bridge the widening gap between income and housing costs.

Suggested Citation

Nolon, John R. and Bacher, Jessica A., Local Inclusionary Housing Programs: Meeting Housing Needs (2007). Real Estate Law Journal, Vol. 36, p. 73, 2007. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1345423

John R. Nolon (Contact Author)

Pace University School of Law ( email )

78 North Broadway
White Plains, NY 10603
United States

Jessica A. Bacher

Land Use Law Center ( email )

78 North Broadway
White Plains, NY 10603
United States

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