Inclusionary Housing Program

The Inclusionary Housing Program (IHP) is designed to preserve and promote affordable housing within neighborhoods where zoning has been modified to encourage new development. The Division of Inclusionary Housing administers the following programs:

Voluntary Inclusionary Housing (VIH), enacted in 1987, where applicable, enables a development to receive a density bonus in return for the new construction, substantial rehabilitation, or preservation of permanently affordable housing.

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.  

Privately Financed Affordable Senior Housing (PFASH), facilitates Affordable Independent Residences for Seniors (AIRS) in privately-financed developments throughout the City. AIRS enables zoning allowances permitted under the NYC Zoning Resolution to encourage the creation of affordable housing for households with seniors 62 years of age or older.

Inclusionary Housing Sites Map

 

The Inclusionary Housing Sites Map provides information on Inclusionary Housing (IH) projects to the public. The map allows users to locate IH projects, which are called generating sites in the Voluntary Inclusionary Housing (VIH) program, or MIH Sites in the Mandatory Inclusionary Housing (MIH) program, and contain permanently affordable IH apartments. The map also displays the sites that have received IH floor area compensation from VIH generating sites; these are called compensated developments in the VIH program.

To see the relationship between a specific VIH generating site and its compensated developments, search using the Query by Generating Project Name function. The map will simultaneously highlight a VIH generating site and its compensated development(s) with a blue box. Projects are often on-site, in which case the generating site and the compensated development are the same building.  

Users can also search or query by City Council District (CD) to see all the IH production in the CD, or, for information about a specific project, query by address or by Borough, Block and Lot (BBL). Users can also see the balance of floor area remaining at a generating site just by clicking on the site. The layers tool lets users see information such as the city’s zoning districts and community boards. Please note the source of most layers is the NYC Department of City Planning (DCP), not HPD.

The map is updated monthly. If you believe there is an error on the map, please email opendata@hpd.nyc.gov.

IHP Provisions

General Resources

This Program Overview contains general information about the Inclusionary Housing Program adopted in the New York City Zoning Resolution (Zoning Resolution) and the Inclusionary Housing Program Guidelines (Guidelines) and is not intended to provide legal advice or to be relied on in any way by any persons or entity. It is important to rely only upon the actual text of the Zoning Resolution and the Guidelines and to consult with an attorney as to their meaning.