What happens when housing policy ensures that affordable housing be included in all new market multi-family construction?

On Monday, May 22nd the Upper Boggy Creek Neighborhood Plan Contact Team will continue its monthly work session series by inviting Mayor Pro Tem and District 9 Council Member Kathie Tovo to join us in a moderated discussion on Inclusionary Zoning in Homestead Preservation Districts.

Inclusionary Zoning is a affordable housing tool that links affordable housing to market-rate housing by requiring a percentage of units to be designated as below market-rate (or by requiring a fee-in-lieu payment to City affordable housing funds).  Texas is one of only two states which prohibits the use of Inclusionary Zoning, although many housing advocates believe that it is possible to use the tool within Homestead Preservation Districts.  Portions of Blackland, Holy Cross and Cherrywood within the UBC Neighborhood Plan area are within the City’s Homestead Preservation A.

All are encouraged to join the Contact Team and the Mayor Pro Tem at 6:30pm on Monday, May 22nd for a discussion of how the City might use this tool, what its uses could be in the Neighborhood Plan area, and what upcoming actions by the Legislature might affect this housing tool.  Please note that due to time constraints our discussion that evening will be limited to specific details of Inclusionary Zoning.

The meeting will be held at the Fannie Mae Stewart Conservatory in Blackland (1902 E. 22nd Street).  Limited street parking is available and the location is well-served by CapMetro routes 20, 21, 22 and 320.

An agenda is here.