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Housing and Community Development strategies and goals are defined through a comprehensive analysis of the community's needs. The City has identified the following goals for meeting urgent needs and creating positive changes in the livability of neighborhoods.

Neighborhood Conservation

The improvement of physical and social conditions in "at risk" neighborhoods is a key component of efforts to create livable communities. Resources and assistance are consolidated and targeted to specific neighborhoods in a coordinated, mutually reinforcing manner. Examples of such resources include additional public safety personnel or programs, improved park and recreation facilities, other public improvements, housing rehabilitation, and provision of community services.

Creation of Affordable Housing Units

Renters and homeowners alike benefit from the creation of more affordable units, whether through the construction of new affordable units or the conversion of existing market-rate units through acquisition or long term affordability controls.

Conservation/Rehabilitation of Existing Housing

Existing units are an important asset to a community. New units are expensive and time consuming to build, so it becomes critical to preserve the existing housing stock. In fact, older housing units are typically the more affordable units in a community's housing stock, and are therefore even more valuable.

Assistance to Special Needs Groups

The allocation of direct assistance to the providers of housing for special needs groups such as the homeless, persons with physical or emotional disabilities, battered women or single parent shelters, transitional housing opportunities etc. is a vital component of a community's housing strategy. These groups are often considered to have more significant housing needs than other members of the community.


For additional information please contact the Housing and Community Development Division by email, telephone, or fax at the numbers shown below:

Measure O/Inclusionary Housing
Affordable Housing Trust Fund
Redevelopment Affordable Housing Program
Affordable Housing List (AB987)
Mortgage Credit Certificate Program
Rent Subsidy and Security Deposit Program
Security Deposit Interest Rate For Residential Properties
Rental Housing with Affordability Restrictions
Unified Housing Rehabilitation Program

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Last updated: 3/18/2014 3:36:00 PM