• Brentwood Hosts Housing Stakeholder Forum

  • Brentwood invites developers to attend a stakeholder meeting on June 24, 2019, to discuss potential changes to the city’s inclusionary and affordable housing programs. The session starts at 7 p.m. at Brentwood Community Center’s Main Hall, 35 Oak St., in Brentwood. The Brentwood City Council in late May discussed recommendations from a housing committee including that would restore the city’s pre-2012 affordable housing requirements. The change would lead to an increase in the city’s affordable housing inclusionary percentage from 2 percent to 10 percent and incorporate multi-family residential developments. The city excluded multi-family projects in 2012 in the wake of the Palmer v. City of Los Angeles decision. A law that went into effect in 2018 nicknamed “The Palmer Fix” now allows cities to impose inclusionary rules on apartments and condos. In addition to including multi-family units, the ad hoc committee formed to study affordable housing issues in Brentwood is recommending the city lower the project size triggering threshold from 25 units to five units. The city would allow a variety of compliance methods including payment of an in-lieu fee, land dedication and rehabilitation of units off-site. For more information from the city, contact Brentwood Senior Housing Analyst Sylvia Elias at 925-516-5405 or selias@brentwoodca.gov.

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