This article documents some of the ways cities have attempted to preserve affordable housing in 2017. These include linkage fees, inclusionary zoning, and corporate subsidies. How Cities Preserved Affordable Housing in 2017Demonstrators protest against evictions in San Francisco in 2015. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg) This year, the term “housing crisis” became casual shorthand for the skyrocketing rents and limited stock of cities from Los Angeles to Denver. In response, leaders have been getting creative – implementing linkage fees and inclusionary zoning ordinances, legalizing small units around alleyways and even turning to Chipotle for funding.