InformationforDevelopers.pdf - INCLUSIONARY HOUSING PROGRAM – INFORMATION FOR DEVELOPERS Overview The City of West Hollywood administers an

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INCLUSIONARY HOUSING PROGRAM – INFORMATION FOR DEVELOPERS Overview: The City of West Hollywood administers an Inclusionary Housing Program, in which developers are required to make a percentage of newly constructed housing units available to low and moderate income households. The affordable units are expected to be dispersed throughout the development, in an effort to generate a mix of income levels within residential areas and offer access to public and commercial services, regardless of economic status and income level. The number of inclusionary units is determined as a percentage of the total units in the development or as a percentage of the total square footage of dwelling space for the project. Developers of residential projects with 10 or fewer units may choose to pay a fee, or provide an affordable rental unit. Fees collected are allocated to West Hollywood's Affordable Housing Trust Fund. For residential projects of 11 or more units, developers must provide the units on-site. Applicability: The Inclusionary Housing Program applies to construction of all residential units except single-family dwellings and projects developed, owned and operated by a nonprofit housing developer, where all of the units are exclusively for low and moderate income persons. Requirements for Residential Projects: Low- and moderate-income units may either be comparable in size, finishes and amenities to market-rate units or be smaller “alternate” units, defined as one-bedroom units with a minimum floor area of 650 square feet developed to “builder’s quality” standard or better. In residential projects of 2 to 10 units, one unit, either comparable or smaller “alternate,” must be made available to low- or moderate-income households. In projects of 11 to 20 units or more, 20 percent of all units must be made available to low- or moderate-income households. These units may be comparable to market-rate units or be smaller “alternate” units. In projects of 21 to 40 units, developers may choose to make available to low- or moderate-income households 20 percent of all units, if those units are comparable to market-rate units, or 30 percent of all units if they are smaller “alternate” units. City of West Hollywood 8300 Santa Monica Boulevard West Hollywood, CA 90069 (323) 848-6400 08/2014
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