PACE Brown Bag Paper Series: Inclusionary Housing in San Francisco

Event Date: 
Wednesday, March 20, 2019

PACE Brown Bag Paper Series, Wednesday, March 20, 2019 12:30-1:50, HSS 233

“Inclusionary housing in San Francisco” by Dr. Ayse Pamuk (Professor and Director of Center for Applied Housing Research) and Jeremy Hill (MPA candidate and CAHR Associate).

Inclusionary zoning (IZ) has two main interrelated goals: 1) to increase the supply of affordable housing; and 2) to promote social inclusion and integration. Past research have assessed the effectiveness of IZ programs across the United States using local jurisdiction (city or county) as the unit of analysis. These studies have focused on the productivity of the programs (e.g., units produced) and design attributes of the developments (e.g., visual appeal, mixed-use, compact, and high-density). Few have analyzed the racial integration effects at the neighborhood level. This paper focuses on San Francisco’s inclusionary affordable housing program and its effectiveness in terms of its contribution to racial and ethnic integration at the census tract level. Project level inclusionary housing data (1992-2017) is used to analyze spatial distribution of Below Market Rate (BMR) units over time in San Francisco. Decennial census data (1990, 2000, 2010) are used to analyze neighborhood level change in racial and ethnic composition. The investigation focuses on the extent to which the Inclusionary Housing program in San Francisco contributed to racial and ethnic integration between 1990 and 2010.

Final version of this paper will be posted on the CAHR web site by the end of March. We look forward to your attendance and comments at this Brown Bag Paper Series.

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