Inclusionary Housing Ordinance
On May 14, 2013, the County completed implementation of Program 1.2 of the 2009-2014 Housing Element of the County Comprehensive Plan. Program 1.2 addresses inclusionary housing. Specifically, this program relocated the former Inclusionary Housing Program (IHP) from Appendix A of the Housing Element to a separate Inclusionary Housing Ordinance (IHO) in order to facilitate future revisions and administration. In addition, the IHO reduced the current inclusionary housing requirements in response to recent changes in the residential real estate market and overall economy. Program 1.2 also included several revisions to the Housing Element, including (1) deleting Appendix A (IHP), (2) revising Program 1.2 to relocate the IHP to a separate ordinance rather than to the Land Use and Development Code, and (3) adding Goal 1 and Policies 6.1 through 6.8 to Chapter 5 to provide a stronger and clearer explanation of the policy basis for the inclusionary housing program and proposed IHO.
Adopted Inclusionary Housing Ordinance (Ordinance Number 4855)
Adopted Housing Element Amendment (Resolution Number 13-121)
The following documents provide additional information about inclusionary housing and the IHO:
- Review of Draft Amendment to Housing Element by California Department of Housing and Community Development (March 21, 2013)
- August 2011 - August 2012 Santa Barbara County Residential Market Data Analysis
- 2009 Inclusionary Housing Program (IHP) Study by Economic Planning Systems, Inc.
- 2004 In-Lieu Fee Report by Bay Area Economics
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