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Making sure affordable housing stays that way

07.22.2014

Inclusionary housing policies -- the increasingly common practice of requiring affordable homes linked to new market-rate residential development -- need constant follow-up and careful record-keeping to ensure lasting affordability, according to new research published by the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy. "Achieving Lasting Affordability through Inclusionary Housing," available for downloading as a working paper, is the largest research study of inclusionary housing programs to date. The research, by Robert Hickey, Lisa Sturtevant, and Emily Thaden, was conducted in partnership with the National Housing Conference’s Center for Housing Policy and the National Community Land Trust Network. Full Story

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