And Now for Something Completely Different – Inclusionary Zoning

Interesting as the debate over FISA has been, I think this report is important – the first really serious empirical


of inclusionary zoning, the mechanism whereby localities try to use their zoning powers not to exclude low income housing but to ensure its production.  The study suggests that a standard line against inclusionary zoning measures is wrong; the evidence indicates that efforts to create affordable housing through regulation do not ironically impede its production, anymore than minimum wage laws invariably reduce emploment opportuinties.  In any event, you can read it