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

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