Producing Housing in the Gateway Cities
Affordable Housing Development Webinar
Watch "What You Need to Know: Affordable Housing 101"
Listen to the Webinar feauturing a panel of housing experts from the Urban Land Institute - LA.
- Learn What Affordable Housing Is
- Tips for Housing Financing
- Tips for Working with Developers
Affordable & Supportive Housing Presentation
"Tackling Homelessness: From Policy to Action"
Review this presentation from Century Housing to learn about the intersection between housing & homeless prevention.
- Learn about affordable and supportive housing
- Learn about the local Continuum of Care network
- Tips on collaborative approaches to address homelessness
Reducing Barriers to Development
HCD'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
Encouraging Accessory Dwelling Units
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."
Inclusionary Housing Resources
Funding for Production
Housing 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.
More HTF Resources
Grants for Housing Production