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Inclusionary Housing Calculator: Making Economic Projections for the Development of Mixed Income Housing
Wednesday, February 14, 2018 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Inclusionary housing policies are only effective when they are developed with careful attention to the impact that they are likely to have on project economics. The Inclusionary Housing Calculator is a web-based tool developed by Grounded Solutions Network to help communities examine how affordable housing requirements and developer incentives impact the economics of housing developments. The Calculator is an online real estate pro forma model that returns an estimate of profitability for a hypothetical project. Grounded Solutions just completed a wholesale update to the Calculator’s user interface. Join Rick Jacobus, creator of the Calculator, for an in-depth tour of the Inclusionary Housing Calculator version 2.0.



Stephanie Reyes

Prior to serving as State and Local Policy Manager at Grounded Solutions Network, Stephanie held multiple roles at Greenbelt Alliance, where she led the organization’s efforts to ensure that San Francisco Bay Area jurisdictions provide sufficient homes at all income levels in sustainable locations. This work included overseeing policy research and publications, including Fixing the Foundation: Local Solutions for Infill Housing, and guiding advocacy campaigns. Before that, she held positions in communications and advocacy at HomeFirst, an affordable housing and homeless services provider in Santa Clara County, California.



Rick Jacobus


Principal Rick Jacobus has more than 20 years experience working with cities, nonprofits and philanthropy to craft new solution to some of society's hardest problems. 

Rick was the founder and currently serves as a consultant and strategic advisor to Cornerstone Partnership, a national intiative focused on building more inclusive communities. He recently served as an F.B. Heron Foundation Joint Practice Fellow at CoMetrics where he researched business models for the collection of social impact data. He was previously a Partner in Burlington Associates in Community Development and a Visiting Fellow at the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy. He has also served as a Lecturer in the Department of City and Regional Planning at UC Berkeley and as a Senior Program Officer for the Local Initiatives Support Corporation.