Goal H-2: Assist in the provision of housing that meet the needs of all socioeconomic segments of the community.
Providing affordable housing is essential for a healthy community. In addition to a diverse mix of housing types, it is necessary to make available housing for residents of all income levels. Seeking funding from varied sources increases the opportunities for the development of affordable housing units. The City works with both non-profit and for-profit developers in the production of affordable for-sale and rental housing. Recognizing that homeownership plays a significant role in establishing strong neighborhoods and a sense of community pride, the City also supports programs that make purchasing a home a realistic option for lower-income households.
The City shall encourage the development of ownership housing and assist tenants to become homeowners to reach a 60 percent owner-occupancy rate, within the parameters of federal and state housing laws.
The City shall promote the use of density bonuses and other incentives to facilitate the development of new housing for extremely low-, very low-, and low-income households.
The City shall enforce the Inclusionary Housing Ordinance to ensure that a certain percentage of new residential units will be made affordable to lower- and moderate-income households.
The City shall encourage a mix of affordability levels in residential projects and encourage the dispersal of such units to achieve greater integration of affordable housing throughout the community.