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Inclusionary Development Policy: 2022/2023 Update

The Inclusionary Development Policy (IDP) requires that market-rate housing developments with 10 or more units and in need of zoning relief support the creation of income-restricted housing through:

  • Inclusion of income restricted units within their building (typically 13 percent of a development’s units)
  • Creation of income restricted units at a location near their building
  • Contributing to the Inclusionary Development Policy Fund. These funds are used by the City of Boston Mayors’ Office of Housing to fund the creation of affordable/income restricted housing across Boston.

The 2022/2023 Update

The IDP was last updated in December 2015.

During 2022, MOH worked with a consultant, RKG Associates, to better understand the feasibility of increasing the requirements of the IDP. At the same time, the MOH also released the Boston Housing Conditions and Market Trends report to better understand the affordable housing needs of Boston’s residents. 

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