Perez: Inclusionary Zoning Can Work, If Implemented
Posted by Matthew Brian Hersh on April 15, 2011
Assistant Attorney General Thomas Perez of the Justice Department’s Civil Rights division laud’s Montgomery County, Maryland’s inclusionary zoning policy, the largest inclusionary zoning policy in the nation. So much so, that it represents a quarter of the IZ affordable units in the U.S. While this is a tribute to the success of Montgomery County’s program, it underscores the need for more programs of its kind.
In the Spring 2011 issue of Shelterforce, Heather Schwartz takes an in-depth look at the Montgomery County program, and how the program not only delivers in units, but that it increases school performance as well.
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Matthew Brian Hersh proudly served as senior editor at Shelterforce from March 2008 to October 2012. He studied English at Rutgers University and has spent his professional career in journalism, policy, and politics. He displays many of the trappings of a New Jersey sports fan: dispirited Mets fan, former Nets fan before they left the state, and normally satisfied Giants fan. Hersh lives in Highland Park, NJ with his wife and two children.