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Inclusionary Housing

Program (?) Inclusionary Housing
Alternative Name(s) Inclusionary Zoning
Program Description

Inclusionary Housing provides additional permitted floor area for multi-family developments in return for new construction, substantial rehabilitation, or preservation of permanently affordable housing. Inclusionary Housing was originally a citywide program, with certain extra incentives applied to Williamsburg and Hudson Yards. However, the City Council amended the program in 2009, and now the program is more geographically targeted. The program is designed to operate in neighborhoods where zoning changes have provided an incentive for developers to increase density to buildings. The maximum additional floor area available is tailored specifically to each district and/or the type of construction. Affordable units can be provided either on the same site as the building receiving the Floor Area Compensation (FAC), or through the purchase of off-site FAC from new construction, substantial rehabilitation, or preservation of nearby affordable housing within the same Community Board or within a half mile radius of the site receiving the FAC. Twenty percent of the building’s floor area must be affordable to residents with incomes below 80 percent of AMI. 

In Manhattan, the program provides specific benefits in Hudson Yards, West Chelsea, the Upper West Side, 125th Street, the East Village, and the Lower East Side. In Brooklyn, it is in Greenpoint/Williamsburg, South Park Slope, Fort Green, DUMBO, Flatbush, Sunset Park, and Coney Island. In the Bronx, it is available in Lower Concourse and 161st Street/River Avenue. And, in Queens, it is in Maspeth/Woodside – Queens Boulevard, Jamaica, Dutch Kills, and Hunters Point South.

Benefit Classification (?)  
Supply or Demand Demand
One-Time or Ongoing One-Time
Benefit Type (?) Zoning
Government Agency (?) NYC Dept of Housing Preservation and Development
Program Information (?)  
Scale Medium Scale (between 1,000 and 4,999 units produced)
Timeframe 1987-Present
Developer/Owners (?) For-Profit, Non-Profit
Property Information (?)  
Property Occupancy Occupied, Vacant
Property Type Land, Building
Building Type Multi-family
Construction Type Rehabilitation, New Construction
Occupant Tenure (?) Rental, Homeownership
Occupant Income Restrictions (?) Low-Income
Other Targeting Information (?)

Geographic Restrictions

More Information NYC DCP
Available on CoreData.nyc? Yes
Last Updated June 2018
Data Source New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development
CoreData.nyc Notes

Data from New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development accessed June 2018 (reflects data as of March 2018).

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