The DC Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) administers the District's Inclusionary Zoning (IZ) Program, which requires that 8 percent - 10 percent of the residential floor area be set-aside for affordable units in most:
- new residential development projects of 10 or more units; and
- rehabilitation projects that are creating 10 or more units in an existing building or addition.
IZ rent and purchase prices are governed by the Inclusionary Zoning Maximum Income, Rent and Purchase Price Schedule. Developers may charge up to the greater rent or purchase price from the schedule in effect on the date:
- the original Certificate of Inclusionary Zoning Compliance (CIZC) is approved by the DC Department of Buildings (DOB) for the Inclusionary Development; or
- a Notice of Availability (NOA) is received by DHCD.
The IZ Process for Developers
This link outlines the Inclusionary Zoning (IZ) development steps involving both the DC Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) and the DC Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs (DCRA).