Inclusionary housing is a response by (very) low and/or moderate-income households due to the severe shortage of affordable housing in Los Angeles. Economic and political factors mainly impact the development of inclusionary housing, which is in fact a valuable component of locality’s affordable housing stock. The paper conceptualizes the process of IHO as a lifecycle with six phases plus an extra stage. This approach is in fact a beginning-to-end model for developing IHO by providing opportunity to jurisdictions, cities and counties to engage property developers and oversee the production of affordable housings. The paper also provides extensive interviews to public employees, literature reviews of inclusionary resources, and surveys of several localities.