Inclusionary 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, 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. After these changes are made, the Village Board is referring the draft ordinance to the Housing Commission for their review, which should occur sometime in February or March. When completed, a the new draft of the ordinance will be posted here.

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

The materials below provide a detailed overview of this important topic that will be discussed by the Village Board: