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Santa Monica Housing and Economic Development

AHPP

AFFORDABLE HOUSING PRODUCTION PROGRAM  

ADMINISTRATIVE GUIDELINES for the AFFORDABLE HOUSING PRODUCTION PROGRAM of the
CITY OF SANTA MONICA
 

(Section 9.64 of the Municipal Code)

This program applies to all new multifamily housing projects of 2 or more units for which an application was determined complete on/after May 25, 2006

 

 Condominium Projects in Multifamily Zones 
  • 2 or 3-unit projects may pay Affordable Housing Fee

  • 4 to 15-unit projects must provide onsite or offsite units  

    • 20% of the units onsite (see table)

    • if offsite, 25% more units that would have been required onsite

  •  16-unit or greater projects must provide onsite or offsite units  
    • 25% of the units onsite (see table)

    • if offsite, 25% more units that would have been required onsite

  • Required Affordable Condominium Units are for Moderate Income Households (100% of area median income) if sold, and Low Income Households (60% of area median income) if rented

  • Affordable Housing Unit Development Cost applies when a developer provides onsite or offsite affordable units, but pays a fee for any fractional unit of less than 0.75; (click here for information on the fractional unit fee)

 

 

Other Information and References  

Apartment Projects in All Zones 

Developer Options for Satisfying Program

  • Provide affordable units on-site

  • Provide affordable units off-site

  • Pay the Affordable Housing Fee

  • Provide land to City or nonprofit for affordable housing

On-Site Option

  • 5% of the units for Extremely Low-Income households 

  • 10% of the units for Very Low-Income households
  • 20% of the units for Low-Income households

  • If project in non-residential zone, 100% of the units for Moderate-Income households

  • Units have minimum size requirements, and must be 2-bedroom units unless at least 95% of project is 1-bedroom and/or single units

  • Providing units on-site will automatically qualify the project for a density bonus (discuss with City Planning for details)

  • Affordable Housing Unit Development Cost was increased by City Council on August 23, 2016; this cost applies when a developer provides onsite or offsite affordable units, but pays a fee for any fractional unit of less than 0.75.  The current Unit Development Cost is $339,732.

  • More details on the On-Site option

Off-Site Option

Fee Payment Option

  • $32.38 / square foot for apartments (effective 11/01/16; updated annually)

  • $37.82 / square foot for condominiums (effective 11/01/16; updated annually)

  •  Click here for more info

  • These fees and are applicable to projects whose applications were deemed complete after December 9, 2005

  • More details on the Fee Payment option

Land Option

 
   

 

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