Brief: Cities or State Agencies can provide incentives to developers that encourage higher density construction or the inclusion of affordable units in their projects.

Examples:
Expedited Approval Process, Sacramento, CA
The city provides the developer with a streamlined permit process if the development contains a certain percentage of affordable housing.

Relaxed Design Standards, Davis, CA
Municipalities relax or reduce requirements such as minimum lot sizes, set-back requirements, landscaping requirements or parking spaces to ease the costs to the developer.

Infill Incentive Program, CA State Housing Commission