ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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Inclusionary Housing

Now that governments all over the world have stopped building public housing, alternative policies are needed to ensure that the lower income groups in towns and cities have access to decent and affordable housing. "Inclusionary housing" offers a set of policies to meet this need. Its central feature is that whenever any new floor space is built, for whatever reason, a portion of the built space is set aside for housing those who cannot afford what the market offers by way of rental or ownership housing. Building such accommodation is the responsibility of the developer; managing it thereafter is in the hands of a different agency, and subsidising the families that live there is a third function separated from the first two.

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