Affordable Housing: Could California's Inclusionary Zoning Laws Be On The Brink of Collapse?


On July 22, 2009, the California Court of Appeals issued a ruling that could send California’s affordable housing laws into a tailspin. The case is Palmer/Sixth Street Properties, L.P., et al., v. City of Los Angeles, and it questioned whether cities can impose mandatory affordable housing, also known as inclusionary zoning, requirements on the development of market-rate apartment projects. The Second Appellate District Court believes not.

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