Inclusionary Housing Ordinance

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The amended Inclusionary Housing Ordinance (IHO) was adopted by the City Council on November 23, 2015.  The effective implementation date of this ordinance is January 1, 2016.  

The purpose of IHO is to promote public health, safety, and welfare of the residents of Evanston by requiring residential developments or developments which contain a residential component to include a certain percentage of dwelling units in a proposed development to be priced affordably for low and moderate income households or make a financial contribution to the Affordable Housing Fund in accordance with the terms of the adopted ordinance.

The Community Development Department staff will review all proposed residential projects and work with applicants to fulfill the Inclusionary Housing Ordinance requirements.

For further questions, please contact Sarah Flax at or 847.448.4311.