A cement truck passes by Foundry 41 at 41st and Willow streets in Lawrenceville. (Photo by John Altdorfer/PublicSource)

Inclusionary zoning could help Pittsburgh generate more affordable housing, but progress has taken years

During the past five years, campaign pledges and task forces aimed at boosting affordable housing in Pittsburgh have pointed to the need for an inclusionary zoning [IZ] policy. More than 800 jurisdictions across the country have implemented IZ policies. So, what is IZ? How is Pittsburgh implementing it? And will the policy tool ease housing costs for low-income Pittsburghers?

Watch: The First Amendment comes to life in Pittsburgh

What does the First Amendment look like in practice? In Pittsburgh, it looks like men and women gathered in prayer at First Presbyterian Church of Pittsburgh, Rodef Shalom or the Islamic Center of Pittsburgh. It looks like journalists asking questions and holding those in power accountable, or demonstrators outside a federal courthouse on Grant Street protesting immigration policy.