Community Workshops Scheduled for the Mixed Income Housing Ordinance Update

East Sacramento neighborhood

City staff is seeking feedback from the community on how to apply the Mixed Income Housing Ordinance citywide. The current ordinance requires that residential developers make 15 percent of new homes affordable to low and very-low income households in specified areas of the City. You are invited to attend and participate in the first of two rounds of community workshops that will inform the development of a new ordinance.

Helpful maps, reference, and background documents can be found at the project website.

Community Workshops

  • January 22, 6 to 7:30 p.m., at Mutual Housing at Lemon Hill, 6000 Lemon Hill Avenue
  • January 28, 6 to 7:30 p.m., at Hart Senior Center, 915 27th Street
  • January 29, 6 to 7:30 p.m., at South Natomas Community Center, 2921 Truxel Rd.
  • February 5, 6 to 7:30 p.m., at Pannell Meadowview Community Center, 2450 Meadowview Rd.

Information about the effort? On December 17, 2013 the City Council updated the Housing Element of the City’s General Plan.  The new Housing Element includes a policy to expand the current Mixed Income Housing Ordinance (Chapter 17.712 of City Code) citywide and to require developers to contribute towards the production of affordable housing.  The City faces an unprecedented need for affordable housing with reductions in State and Federal resources.  At the same time, the new ordinance must be flexible, market sensitive and responsive to the challenges of sustainable, infill development.