Asheville considers affordable housing mandate
(Asheville Citizen-Times) Should city government require housing developers to include a certain percentage of affordable units when they build a new project? A City Council committee batted the idea around a bit Tuesday after hearing a staff report on how such a requirement could work. But the committee took no action. Councilman Gordon Smith, chairman of council’s Housing and Community Development Committee, said after the meeting that instituting what is called mandatory “inclusionary zoning” is a possibility, but that city government will probably look first to other solutions to the city’s shortage of affordable housing.
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