Cost Waivers and Reductions

Housing Affordability
Contact: Nicholas Julian
[email protected]
Senior Program Manager, Land Use
(202) 266-8309

Old Town Commons Alexandria VA

Old Town Commons, photo by Thomas Arledge

Land and housing have become increasingly expensive because of a complex array of fees, layered regulatory requirements, and market factors. Strategies that waive fees, reduce costs, contribute funding, and create incentives can directly benefit developers’ and builders’ ability to build more housing and at less cost.

  • Tax and fee waivers or reductions
  • Tax credits
  • Donate vacant, abandoned or underutilized land
  • Provide public extension or updating of infrastructure
  • Offer dedicated funding sources

Case Studies