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Inclusionary & Affordable Housing: What Do They Mean & Why They are Important in Today’s Economic & Political Climate

SKU: REAL2300
Total Credits
1 - 1.2
Price$50
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Description

Inclusionary housing is a type of municipal policy that requires a certain number or percentage of units in new market-rate developments to be affordable for lower-income residents (i.e., the units must cost below market-rate) in order to increase the supply of affordable housing and to increase economic diversity in desirable neighborhoods.

The definition of affordable housing varies from jurisdiction to jurisdiction, but the broad consensus is that affordable housing is housing that costs an occupant no more than 30% of his or her income for gross housing expenses. Likewise, public policy tools addressing affordable housing issues vary widely but generally involve rental assistance, homeownership assistance, and/or land use and regulatory incentives.

For local governments, it appears the most common c approaches are inclusionary housing programs and donations/ funding for the creation and preservation of affordable housing units controlled by the local housing authorities or non-profit and private housing partners.

In this CLE course you will learn about the complexities and considerations associated with inclusionary and affordable housing. Since “one size does not fit all” the course will discuss on the need for diverse housing in many communities and how creative approaches may be useful for both the community, the residents and the developer.

Lecturer Bio

Daniel Shapiro, Esq.

Dan Shapiro, is the founder of Shapiro & Associates Law, he has 30 years of experience in the areas of land use, zoning, governmental relations, municipal law, and civil litigation. After practicing at "big law" for most of his career, Mr. Shapiro opened his own office in 2015 in suburban Chicago, which stresses accountability, efficiency, and integrity. He has represented a wide variety of clients including: developers, property owners, businesses as well as governmental entities . He closely advises his clients on complex matters including, securing zoning entitlements before plan commissions, zoning boards, village, and towns. In litigation matters, Mr. Shapiro has also represented his clients at all judicial levels in Illinois and Federal courts.

Mr. Shapiro has been a frequent lecturer on issues such as of land use, public/private partnerships, zoning, and local government relations. He is currently a Village Trustee for the Village of Deerfield, Illinois and has served as an adjunct professor at Chicago Kent College of Law where he taught land use to 2nd and 3rd year law students.



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