Newsicon1 City Considers Affordable Housing Requirements for New Developments

The City of Davis is considering what affordable housing requirements should be for new housing developments in Davis.   For a detailed historical perspective on affordable housing requirements, see this City of Davis webpage.   From that webpage:  "The City of Davis has had a long standing commitment to affordable housing. Since the late 1980s Davis has had inclusionary requirements in its General Plan policies, and in 1990 adopted an ordinance requiring affordable housing (both rental and ownership) for households from extremely low (30% AMI) to moderate (120% AMI) income levels."  The 1990 requirements,  are: 1) Ownership projects with five or more units must have 25% of units be affordable; 2) Rental projects with five to 19 units mustvhave 25% of units be affordable; and 3) Rental projects with 20 units or more must have 35% of  3 units be affordable. (see the Yolo County document)  

On Tuesday, November 27, at the City Council meeting, the Council voted unanimously to extend, for another 6 months, the interim affordable housing ordnance currently in place which requires developers to provide 15% affordable housing (5% for extremely low-income tenants; 5% for very low-income; and 5% for low-income). 

The City Council Council members also asked staff to come back to them with a proposal that replaces he existing affordable-housing exemption for vertical mixed-use developments with  a 5% low-income affordability requirement for such projects outside the downtown core area.

City staff in the last month brought the affordable housing issue to the Planning and Social Services City commissions.  

Davis Enterprise Article

Davis Enterprise Article prior to Council meeting

Davis Vanguard Article

Davis Vanguard Article prior to Council Meeting

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