COLUMBIA - City council will hear a report Monday night at its meeting on inclusionary housing and zoning. Inclusionary housing and zoning programs are aimed at giving low- and middle-income families and individuals access to affordable housing units in areas with higher median incomes. The program would require developers to set aside a percentage of their apartments or houses for affordable housing. Currently, there are no inclusionary housing and zoning programs in Missouri, but there are almost 500 programs nationwide. Councilman Ian Thomas requested in February that the council be presented with a report on this type of housing program. Columbia has affordable housing programs already in place such as the Columbia Community Land Trust...
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Columbia to consider requiring developers to include more affordable housing