The Texas Legislature last session made inclusionary zoning unlawful except in very limited circumstances. Inclusionary zoning is an essential tool for cities that are trying to address the problems of segregation based on race and income. The Senate Intergovernmental Relations Committee held a recent hearing in Dallas in which all of the witnessess called for the state to repeal the Inclusionary Zoning ban. It is important that Texas Housers weigh in and let their voices be heard in this debate.
Texas is one of only 2 states that have outlawed inclusionary zoning.