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  • 1. Meadow ParkAffordable Housing Basics
  • 2. Affordable Housing Definition
    • Household pays no more than 30% of its total household income for:
    Rent and utilities; or
    Mortgage payment
    • Affordability maintained through deed restrictions.
  • Most of Novato’s working families are“low income” * and would qualify for affordable housing.
    Household SizeMax Household Income to Qualify as Low Income
    1 $63,350
    2 $72,400
    3 $81,450
    4 $90,500
    I* as defined by HUD
    Who Qualifies for Affordable Housing?
  • 3. What is Section 8?
    A Federal rental subsidy
    Allocated by Marin Housing Authority
    Households find a private landlord who will accept a Section 8 voucher
    Landlord gets a portion of the market rent from the Marin Housing Authority and a portion from the tenant. 
  • 4. No difference.
    Workforce housing is the same as affordable and low-income housing.  
    What is the difference between workforce housing and affordable housing?
  • 5.
    • Commuters generate huge amounts of green house gases.
    • 6. 95% of employed households living in Edgewater Place in Larkspur and Centertown in Corte Madera work in Marin.
    Is the lack of affordable housing an environmental issue?
  • 7.
    • Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG)
    Based on:
    projected job growth
    transportation capacity
    population growth trends
    • ABAG determines the “Regional Housing Allocation Need” (RHNA).
    • 8. RHNA numbers specify numbers of units for income levels :
    Extremely low income
    Very low income
    Low Income
    Moderate Income
    Above Moderate Income
    WHO DECIDES HOW MUCH AFFORDABLE HOUSING IS NEEDED?
  • 9.
    • Section of a city’s General Plan
    • 10. Must include:
    Analysis of housing need. and constraints that work against meeting that need.
    Land use policies and programs to support affordable housing.
    3. A list of sites with potential for additional multi-unit affordable housing to achieve RHNA numbers.
    • City must rezone enough sites to meet the affordable housing need.
    What is a Housing Element?
  • 11. Novato RHNA Analysis
  • 12. NO!
    • Density is just math: number units/ number acres
    • 13. The simple math does not adjust for size of units, parking requirements
    • 14. More important than density are:
    DESIGN
    PROFESSIONAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT
    Is density a bad word?
  • 15. Next KeyNovato, CaliforniaWell-planned Design Features
    • Mission-inspired buildings
    • 16. Native, drought-resistant landscaping
    Total number of apartments: 32
    • Studios: 32
    All apartment homes in this development are affordable: The adultemployment-and-training students pay no more than 30% of their income on rent and utilities, leaving enough money for food, clothing, school supplies, transportation, etc.
    Apartment homes per acre: 32
    Developed by: Homeward Bound of Marin
    Built in 2008
  • 17. San Clemente Place
    Corte Madera, California
    Well-planned Design Features:
    • Open courtyard and landscaped central lawn area create sense of openness.
    • 18. Garden and strategic use of planters in courtyard entryways tie in the natural beauty from the surrounding community.
    • 19. Architecture was designed to “uplift the entire neighborhood.”
    Total number of apartments: 79
    • One-bedrooms: 20
    • 20. Two-bedrooms: 33
    • 21. Three-bedrooms: 25
    All apartment homes in this development are affordable: The families, seniors, and developmentally disabled tenants pay no more than 30% of their income on rent and utilities, leaving enough money for food, clothing, medications, school supplies, transportation, etc.
    Apartment homes per acre: 29
    Developed by: EAH Housing
    Built in 2007
  • 22. 50 units per acre
    Villas at Hamilton Novato
  • 23. San Rafael Commons
    San Rafael, California
    AWARD WINNER
    • “Sensible Growth Award” (National Association of Home Builders and Better Homes and Gardens Awards)
    • 24. “Outstanding Contributions for Better Housing for All Americans Award” (National Association of Home Builders and Better Homes and Gardens Awards)
    Total number of apartments: 83
    • Studios: 36
    • 25. One-bedrooms: 47
    All apartment homes in this development are affordable: The seniors pay no more than 30% of their income on rent and utilities, leaving enough money for food, medications, clothing, transportation, etc.
    Apartment homes per acre: 86
    Developed by: EAH / Managed by BRIDGE Housing
    Built in 1979
  • 26. 20 units per acre
    Mackey Terrace Novato
  • 27. 34 units per acre
    Nova Ro 3 Novato
  • 28. 54 units per acre
    Millworks Novato
  • 29. 26 units per acre
    Wyndover Apartments Novato
  • 30. Parnow Friendship House
    San Rafael, California
    Well-planned Design Elements:
    • Used landscaping to blend development into its surroundings and conceal height
    Total number of apartments = 72
    All apartment homes in this development are affordable: The seniorspay no more than 30% of their income on rent and utilities, leaving enough money for food, medications, transportation, etc.
    Apartment homes per acre: 31
    Developed by: Santa Fe Center for Interfaith Housing
    Built in 2007
  • 31. Contemporary affordable homes blend in with their surroundings. Designing compactly provides:
    • Community,
    • 32. Convenience, and
    • 33. Choice
    while preserving Novato’s environment and open space.
  • 34. For more information:
    www.novatohousing.org