Inclusionary Housing (IH)
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Inclusionary Housing (IH) requires that new residential development contribute at least 20% of the total units as permanently affordable housing. Options for meeting this requirement include providing the permanently affordable units on-site, dedicating off-site newly constructed or existing units as permanently affordable, dedicating vacant land for affordable unit development or making a cash contribution to the Affordable Housing Fund in lieu providing affordable units (Cash-in-lieu). Regardless of size, all annexed parcels with residential unit development potential are subject to the requirements of IH.
Housing Planners review all proposed residential projects and work with applicants to fulfill the Inclusionary Housing requirements.
Inclusionary Housing is a city ordinance found in chapter 9-13, Inclusionary Housing, Boulder Revised Code, 1981. The Inclusionary Housing Administrative Regulations are adopted by the City Manager and used to implement the program.