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

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