Residential nexus analysis

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residential nexus analysis (RNA) is a study usually conducted or commissioned usually by a California municipal government, regarding the effect of new market‐rate housing on the need for subsidized/mandated affordable housing or other city services. It is generally designed to create a legally defensible justification for establishing city inclusionary zoning requirements (“IHRs” or “inclusionary percentages”) and/or “in‐lieu” fees, or others such as development impact fees.  They are employed particularly because California courts have ruled [citation needed] that such policies and fees must be based on a reasonable showing of nexus, or causal relationship, between the market-rate housing and the inclusionary policies or fees imposed by cities.