Posts Tagged ‘workforce housing’

A Primer on Inclusionary Zoning

Tuesday, November 16th, 2010

As part of its comprehensive planning process, a town commissioned a housing study to determine whether its current and projected housing stock is adequate to meet the needs of its local residents and workforce. The results weren’t terribly surprising. Most of the town’s service sector and public sector workforce (for example, retail workers, police, and […]

Taxation of Affordable Housing in Community Land Trusts

Tuesday, December 15th, 2009

Imagine that you own a home, but not the land on which it sits. You’re a tenant on the land, subject to a 99-year ground lease. As a condition of the ground lease, you are permitted to sell your home only to a household earning less than the community’s median wage, and the ground lease […]