Amicus Brief on Behalf of the Leo T. Mccarthy Center for Public Service and the Common Good and 44 Housing Scholars to California Supreme Court in California Building Industry Association v. City of San Jose (S212072)

100 Pages Posted: 20 Jul 2014

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Tim Iglesias

University of San Francisco - School of Law

Janis Breidenbach

Independent

Nico Calavita

Independent

John Powell

Independent

Ofurhe Arnica

University of California, Berkeley

Samir Gambhir

University of California, Berkeley

Eli Moore

Independent

David Rusk

Independent

Date Written: July 18, 2014

Abstract

The briefs of other parties in the litigation emphasized inclusionary zoning’s goal of increasing the supply of affordable housing. This brief focuses on inclusionary zoning’s goal of promoting social inclusion and integration by locating affordable housing in the right location. The brief explains how economic and racial segregation deny equality of opportunity to low and moderate income families because segregation limits their potential for economic and social mobility by restricting access to the primary means of mobility, e.g. employment and education. Drawing from a wide array of empirical and other studies the brief demonstrates how inclusionary zoning is an effective remedy to economic and racial segregation because it provides better access to the means of economic and social mobility.

Keywords: housing law, housing policy, litigation, inclusionary zoning, social science evidence

Suggested Citation

Iglesias, Tim and Breidenbach, Janis and Calavita, Nico and Powell, John and Arnica, Ofurhe and Gambhir, Samir and Moore, Eli and Rusk, David, Amicus Brief on Behalf of the Leo T. Mccarthy Center for Public Service and the Common Good and 44 Housing Scholars to California Supreme Court in California Building Industry Association v. City of San Jose (S212072) (July 18, 2014). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2468324 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2468324

Tim Iglesias (Contact Author)

University of San Francisco - School of Law ( email )

2130 Fulton Street
San Francisco, CA 94117
United States

Janis Breidenbach

Independent ( email )

Nico Calavita

Independent ( email )

John Powell

Independent ( email )

Ofurhe Arnica

University of California, Berkeley ( email )

310 Barrows Hall
Berkeley, CA 94720
United States

Samir Gambhir

University of California, Berkeley ( email )

310 Barrows Hall
Berkeley, CA 94720
United States

Eli Moore

Independent ( email )

David Rusk

Independent ( email )

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