Inclusionary Housing Program Developer Application


The  Inclusionary Zoning Ordinance applies to new residential developments or buildings converted to residential use that create 10 or more new housing units or over 10,000 square feet of residential space. The Ordinance requires that 15% of the base units in the building be affordable. Developers may be eligible for a density bonus of up to 30% of the floor area and unit count allowed by the base zoning district.

Housing developers must comply with the requirements of the Inclusionary Zoning Ordinance prior to obtaining a building permit, and should contact the Housing Division well in advance of their application for a building permit to begin the compliance review and approval process.

More information about Inclusionary Housing requirements.

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Cambridge City Hall

795 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge MA, 02139
Ph: 617-349-4000
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Louis DePasquale
City Manager

Lisa C. Peterson
Deputy City Manager