HousingNOLA’s Master Plan Amendments

New Orleans is facing an affordable housing crisis where lower- and middle- income families are being pushed to the edges of the city, away from jobs and opportunities. In order to ensure sustained and equitable growth, we need to give more people the opportunity to live in the urban core, near frequent transit stops.

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We should not exclude inclusionary zoning

By Casius Pealer

During the 2017 Louisiana Legislative Session, Senator Conrad Appel introduced SB 162. The bill restricted and potentially completely prohibited municipalities across the State from using local zoning policies to promote mixed-income housing development. This law would repeal a law passed in 2006 to actively promote what is called “inclusionary zoning.”