Mandatory Inclusionary Housing (MIH), enacted in March 2016, requires a share of new housing in medium- and high-density areas that are rezoned to promote new housing production—whether rezoned as part of a city neighborhood plan or a private rezoning application—to be permanently affordable.
Within geographies established as MIH areas, the text amendment requires permanently affordable housing set-asides for all developments over 10 units or 12,500 zoning square feet, or, as an additional option for developments between 10 and 25 units (or 12,500 and 25,000 square feet), a payment into an affordable housing fund. MIH requires permanently affordable housing within new residential developments, enlargements, and conversions from non-residential to residential use within subsequently mapped MIH areas. Developments, enlargements or conversions that do not exceed either 10 units or 12,500 square feet of residential floor area are exempt from the requirements of the program. HPD is responsible for the administration of MIH Program.
Please see the Mandatory Inclusionary Housing Application checklist.