Inclusionary Housing Program

Inclusionary Housing Meeting, March 16 at 8 PM | Meeting has been Cancelled

Updated March 16, 2020 3 PM.

The Village Board will discuss again a final draft inclusionary affordable housing ordinance its March 16th meeting.

Your input has been very important during this evaluation. Revisions to the Village’s program were the subject of discussion at numerous meetings over the past few months. The Village wishes to make you aware that the Village Board will discuss specific revisions to the final draft Inclusionary Zoning Ordinance on Monday, March 16, 2020 beginning at 8 pm in the Village Board Room, 33 South Arlington Heights Road.

The meeting is open to the public and your attendance is welcomed. Look for the agenda, minutes and meeting materials by scrolling for "Village Board" on our Meetings & Agenda website page.

Background on Inclusionary Affordable Housing Program

The Village of Arlington Heights has been evaluating its inclusionary affordable housing program through which residential developers are required to include affordable units in their developments. Arlington Heights is one of 7 Chicago suburbs with a voluntary or mandatory inclusionary affordable housing program.

Following a review of proposed revisions to the Village’s inclusionary affordable housing program, including a draft ordinance, was held at a Committee of the Whole meeting on Monday, January 13, 2020, the Village Board requested staff to make some changes to the draft ordinance. Here is a video of the January 13th meeting.

The Village Board directed that following requested changes, the final draft ordinance be referred to the Housing Commission for their review. The review by the Housing Commission will take place at their meeting on February 4, 2020.

Revisions to this program were also the subject of a  Committee of the Whole meeting on September 9, 2019. At that meeting, the Village Board received staff research and also recommendations concerning the policy from the Housing Commission and Staff. 

Helpful informational background on this matter are found below. If you have any questions on the inclusionary affordable housing program, please email Nora Boyer, Housing Planner, at nboyer@vah.comPlease view the January 13, 2020 video of the Committee of the Whole meeting.

The materials below provide a detailed overview of this important topic: