C. Many existing subsidized housing programs have the effect of concentrating affordable housing in acertain areas of a community. Inclusionary zoning fosters mixed socieo-economic neighborhoods by integrating low/moderate income housing throughout the community.
D. Integrating moderate and lower income households into new residential developments gives all members of society access to better schools, better commercial centers, good parks, and a higher quality of life often found in and around newer neighborhoods.
E. Mandating the provision of affordable housing, giveslocal governments another tool to meet the housing needs of specific income levels--i.e, very low income, low income, etc.
F. Resale controls, which often accompany inclusionary housing ordinances, ensure long-term affordability of units.
G. Furthermore, in-lieu fees and equity recaptures provide local governments with the revenue to purchase or build more affordable units or finance renter assistance programs.
B. Inclusionary zoning does not address the factors that contribute to the
high cost of market rate housing, i.e., high land costs, lack of available
sites, developer fees and exactions, cumbersome permitting process, etc.
Moreover, inclusionary zoning only adds costs to the development of market
rate housing.C. Inclusionary zoning places financial hardships on
developers. Ultimately, they will no longer be able to provide housing in
the community because the costs are too high, or they will pass the costs
on to market rate buyers, thus making it more expensive for them to buy a
home.D. Resale price controls eliminate homeowners‘ ability to realize a
reasonable profit on the resale of their home and therefore takes away the
incentive for themto maintain their home. This makes it difficult to resell
inclusionary units, which lessens their availability to the housing
E. The cost of implementing an inclusionary zoning ordinance for a local government entity is significantly high. Most local governments cannot afford the amount of staff resources and experience required to implement and administer an effective program.F. Ultimately, the best way for a local government to provide affordable easier for its constituents, at all income levels, is to make it eaiser for developers to develop such housing. Incentives such as reduced land costs and land restrictions, increased availability of housing sites, and reduced fees make the development process less costly and time consuming.G. The practice of in-lieu fees is a tax on homeowners and renters.H. Many jurisdiction collect in-lieu fees, but do not leverage the revenues to build more affordable housing. Instead, in some cases, the money is not spent to produce new affordable housing.