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ULI Webinar Cover Image (final)Affordable Housing Development Webinar


Listen to the Webinar feauturing a panel of housing experts from the Urban Land Institute - LA.

Webinar Highlights

  • Learn What Affordable Housing Is
  • Tips for Housing Financing
  • Tips for Working with Developers
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Affordable & Supportive Housing Presentation

Century Housing Presentation_ Tackling Homelessness_ Thumbnail Image Cover"TACKLING HOMELESSNESS: FROM POLICY TO ACTION"
Review this presentation from Century Housing to learn about the intersection between housing & homeless prevention.

Presentation Highlights

  • Learn about affordable and supportive housing
  • Learn about the local Continuum of Care network
  • Tips on collaborative approaches to address homelessness
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Reducing Barriers to Development
soham-banerjee-SAFF_1rWBqE-unsplash__800x533HCD'S BUILDING BLOCKS FOR HOUSING ELEMENTS

See this helpful guidance from HCD, on the following topics relating to reducing barriers to development.

Topics covered include:

  • Codes and Enforcement of Onsite/Offsite Improvement Standards
  • Fees and Exactions
  • Processing and Permitting Procedures
  • Non Governmental Constraints
  • Address or Remove or Mitigate Constraints
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Encouraging Accessory Dwelling Units

Changes in state law in recent years have increased the potential for Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) to support increased housing supply.  New laws have addressed barriers to their implementation at scale, for example: setting development criteria for ADUs, streamlined processing, and limiting impact fees. Implementation of state law requires updating local ordinances, estimating ADU capacity when used to address regional housing need allocations (RHNA) in housing element updates, and a housing element program to incentivize and promote ADUs that can be offered at affordable rents. 


ADU Handbook, California HCD [Report] 
ADU Potential in the SCAG Region, SCAG
ADU Planning and Development, SCAG
Napa Sonoma ADU Educational Webinar Recordings
Casita Coalition ADU Webinar Library

Inclusionary Housing

Over 170 local jurisdictions throughout the state of California, including some in the Gateway Cities subregion, have adopted inclusionary housing policies and ordinances.  As described by the Institute for Local Self Government, "Inclusionary housing ordinances take many forms, but the basic concept is to require that a certain percentage of new development be set aside for occupancy by families of very low-, low- and moderate-income. Nearly all inclusionary housing programs apply to residential development and involve developers including a percentage of affordable housing units in their overall proposal. Some inclusionary housing ordinances also apply to non-residential development on the theory that non-residential development generates additional demand for affordable housing stock."


ILG Best Practices for Inclusionary Housing [Report] 
ILG California Inclusionary Housing Reader [Report] 
Long Beach Inclusionary Housing Ordinance
Los Angeles County Inclusionary Housing Ordinance
USC Sol Price Graduate Student Inclusionary Housing Case Study 

Funding for Production

building plan - Unsplash__600x451Housing Trust Fund (HTF)

HTFs can take many forms, such as a subregional or multi-city agency, a local housing department, or a private nonprofit organization. HTFs hold dedicated funds in trust for affordable housing. HTFs  receive ongoing revenues, usually from dedicated sources, their funds are designated to support affordable housing rather than other community needs, and they include sources of funding in addition to those that are otherwise restricted or available to support housing.


Establishing a Housing Trust Fund, ILG
San Gabriel Valley Housing Trust Fund [Case Study]
Orange County Housing Finance Trust [Case Study]

Sustainable Communities Program (SCP), SCAG Multifamily Finance Super NOFA, HCD Home Investment Partnerships Program (HOME), HUD
  Local Housing Trust Fund (LHTF) Program, HCD Choice Neighborhoods Planning Program, HUD
  Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) Calendar, HCD  
  Permanent Local Housing Allocation (PLHA) Grant, HCD  
  Homekey Program, HCD  
  Infill Infrastructure Grants (IIG), HCD  
  Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities Program (AHSC), HCD  
  Transformative Climate Communities (TCC), Strategic Growth Council  
  Multifamily Housing Program (MHP), HCD