Inclusionary zoning is a tool that can be quickly weaponized against minority communities. We welcome Mayor Ras Baraka of Newark, and Mayor Ravinder Bhalla of Hoboken to the round table to discuss the status and implementation of inclusionary zoning policies in their respective cities. Inclusionary zoning is a tool that ensures affordable housing alongside the continued development of urban cities. It’s goal is to encourage new housing developments to make a certain percentage of the housing units affordable to moderate and low income residents. Newark and Hoboken already have inclusionary zoning requirements in place. However, Jersey City will debate two different ordinances in the coming week and vote on it in August.
We must ensure our councilmen and women are held accountable for rezoning decisions. As community members, we have a duty to understand how these policies will help secure affordable housing for all and prevent displacement through gentrification.
Join us on July 29 at 6PM to learn about how you can help ensure affordable housing is kept available to everyone!