Inclusionary Zoning: A Plan for Higher Home Prices

(November 10, 2015) In the policy debate on improving housing affordability, one idea often discussed is “inclusionary zoning”. It’s little wonder. Inclusionary zoning is a nice sounding idea that offers a simplistic cure to any housing crisis. Unfortunately, inclusionary zoning’s effect is the exact opposite to its intended goal, resulting in higher housing prices and… Read More

Want More Affordable Housing?

Tell governments to stop making it so expensive By Mike Chopowick, November 4, 2015   On Monday I appeared before the Ontario Standing Committee on Social Policy to deliver FRPO’s recommendations on Bill 73, the Smart Growth for Our Communities Act. This committee was reviewing important amendments to how development charges are imposed on new… Read More