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Inclusionary Zoning Affordable Housing Program

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The District’s Inclusionary Zoning (IZ) Program requires 8 percent–10 percent of the residential floor area be set-aside for affordable units in: (1) new residential development projects of 10 or more units; and (2) rehabilitation projects that are expanding an existing building by 50 percent or more and adding10 or more units.

DHCD disposes of IZ units through a lottery process. Households interested in purchasing or leasing an IZ home must take two steps in order to receive notifications about IZ Unit availability and be eligible for the lottery process: (1)  take the Inclusionary Zoning Orientation class with one of our partner community-based organizations; and (2) register for the program by completing the online registration form.

After completing the registration requirements, households will be contacted via email when units are produced that meet the household’s eligibility criteria. Priority will be given to registrants who live and work in the District.


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