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Feb 08

Housing Commission reviews the Housing Element annual report

Posted on February 8, 2015 at 12:01 am by Clay Curtin

On January 28, 2015, the Housing Commission reviewed the draft Housing Element Annual Report, which evaluates the City’s housing production and implementation programs from the 2007-2014 Housing Element. The Annual Report identified the addition of 71 net new dwelling units in the city. Sixty of those units are associated with a new housing development on the Veterans Affairs campus intended to serve low-income veterans, which was partly made possible through the City’s contribution of $2.86 million in below market rate (BMR) housing funds. In 2014, the City Council implemented multiple programs to address housing needs and to comply with state law. In addition, several programs were initiated that will carry into 2015 including the City’s participation in a multi-jurisdiction affordable housing nexus study, the City’s coordination with MidPen Housing on a 90-unit affordable senior housing development on the 1200 block of Willow Road, and issuance of the next Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA). The Planning Commission is expected to review the draft report at its February 23, 2015, meeting, with the City Council’s review tentatively scheduled for March 24, 2015. The Annual Report is due to the Governor’s Office of Planning and Research and the State Housing and Community Development Department by April 1.