Inclusionary Housing Program

Village Adopts Inclusionary Housing Ordinance

On August 3, 2020, the Village Board adopted an Inclusionary Housing Ordinance for the Village of Arlington Heights. The ordinance becomes effective 10 days after adoption.

Under this ordinance, residential developers are required to include affordable units in their developments. Arlington Heights is one of 7 Chicago suburbs with an inclusionary housing ordinance. The ordinance amends the Village's inclusionary affordable housing policies that have been in place since 2004.

Find more information on the Village's housing programs here. If you have questions on the affordable housing program, please email Nora Boyer, Housing Planner, at nboyer@vah.com

Timeline of Review and Approval of Ordinance

August 3, 2020, Village Board adopts Inclusionary Housing Ordinance.

July 20, 2020, Village Board Meeting: The Village Board reviewed the final draft of the Inclusionary Housing Oridnance and the Housing Commission's recommendations. The Board voted to place the final drat ordinance on the next Village Board meeting for approval. (The ordinance was originally scheduled to go before the Board on March 16, 2020 but it was postponed due to the Coronavirus pandemic.)

February 4, 2020, Housing Commission Meeting: The Housing Commission reviewed the draft Inclusionary Housing Ordinance and made recommendations to the Village Board.

January 13, 2020, Village Board Meeting: The Village Board received and commented on a draft Inclusionary Housing Ordinance. The revised draft was forwarded to the Housing Commission for its comments.

September 9, 2019, Committee of the Whole Meeting:
The Village Board received Staff research and also recommendations concerning the Village’s inclusionary affordable housing policy from the Housing Commission and Staff. 

Helpful Background Documents

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.com