Inclusionary Housing Program

Virtual Inclusionary Housing Meeting,  July 20 at 7 p.m.

The Village Board will discuss again a final draft inclusionary affordable housing ordinance its July 20th meeting. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a previously scheduled meeting for March 16th on this matter was canceled.

Input received 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 during its virtual meeting held on Monday, July 20, 2020 beginning at 7 p.m. Please review draft minutes of the Housing Commission's February 4, 2020 meeting.

The public may participate in this virtual meeting by following directions posted on the meeting's agenda. Look for the agenda, minutes and meeting materials by scrolling for the July 20, 2020 virtual meeting of the Village Board on the  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. Review the staff report to the Housing Commission for more information.

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.

The Village Board directed that following requested changes, the final draft ordinance be referred to the Housing Commission for their review. The Housing Commission reviewed the draft ordinance at its meeting on February 4, 2020 and made several recommendations.

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.com

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