Affordable Housing Creation in Boston Deep Dive

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Jun 18, 2019

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Contact Name:

    Tim Davis

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  • Type:

    Public Meeting

  • Location:

    East Boston Social Center
    68 Central Square
    Boston, MA 02128


Join the Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA) and the City team for a deep dive session where we will have a small group conversation about the Inclusionary Development Policy (IDP) and discuss how the program can continue to best serve the affordable housing needs of Boston. We hope to see you there and hear your ideas and questions about the IDP.

Interpretation services for this meeting will be provided in Spanish.


The IDP, first created in 2000, requires that market-rate housing developments with ten or more units and in need of zoning relief support the creation of income-restricted housing. Over the life of the program, developers have directly created 2,599 income-restricted units, and IDP funds have created 1,414 income restricted units.

The BPDA is currently reviewing the policy and will be making recommendations for changes to the policy. As part of this process, the BPDA is reaching out to housing advocates, non-profit housing agencies, private housing developers, and Boston residents to get input not just on how much should be required of developers, but how the program should be implemented.

Interpretation services for this meeting will be provided in Spanish.

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