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This ordinance establishes a non-profit corporation in the form of a trust fund to address the permanent housing needs of residents whose income is at or below 50% of the median income.
An ordinance permitting Accessory Development Units in the city of Salt Lake. Such units, which are currently illegal in areas zoned for single-family houses unless granted a waiver, also allow homeowners to offer an affordable housing option to an aging parent, relative or college student. These units would promote more efficient use of the city\'s housing stock and slim carbon footprints. The units also could boost sustainable-living practices by permitting an aging parent, relative or student to have an affordable housing option in a desirable area.
This ordinance; mandates certain percentage of set-asides for affordable units for each projects receiving major public subsidies; provides for extra cash subsidies, exemptions, waivers, and modifications in certain situations; allows for certain developments to apply for a density bonus if the project would not otherwise be economically feasible or if all the units are at or below a certain housing cost; and requires that development include at least 10% affordable units for developments with 30 or more units.
This fact sheet reviews studies of cities adjusting homeless response policies to prioritize providing access to permanent housing. The studies reviewed in this fact sheet suggest that switching to policy strategies that emphasize access to permanent housing can significantly reduce cost of providing services for homeless populations and, in many cases, reduce a city\'s overall cost of addressing homelessness. This fact sheet also outlines how some cities have prevented homelessness and targeted those most in need.
This ordinance requires lighting systems to be upgraded and sub-meters to be installed in certain covered buildings based on square footage; requires that each tenant or subtenant within a covered tenant space that has a sub-meter to measure electrical consumption shall be provided with a monthly statement showing the amount of electricity measured by the sub-meter; and requires the owner of each covered building to file a report with the department certifying that sub-meters have been installed in all covered tenant spaces.
This ordinance: requires, for participating developments, a minimum of 15% of the dwelling units within the participating residential development to be affordable to households with an income not to exceed 80% of the Area Median Income and that participating residential developments including or consisting of apartments provide affordable housing units as rental units in the same proportion that the apartments comprise a portion of the total residential development; provides density bonuses, including a 20% unit increase, and zoning ordinance dimensional adjustments; requires the appropriate agency to annually publish a pricing schedule of sale and rental prices for affordable dwelling units; establishes limitations governing the resale of affordable dwelling units created under this bill; and requires affordable dwelling units to be dispersed among the market rate dwelling units throughout the development.
This ordinance: requires a permit for any development that results in a net increase of 10 or more dwelling units and the grant of a Special Permit from the Board of Appeals or other designated Special Permit Granting Authority for such a development; requires that any developer using a Special Permit include at least 10 percent affordable housing units in a division of land or multiple unit development; authorizes a FAR bonus, with a requirement that 50% of the units developed under the density bonus be affordable units, and a density bonus of two market rate units for each affordable unit provided; requires that all affordable units be situated within the main development so as to not be less desirable than the rest of the units and that all affordable units be compatible in design, appearance, construction, and quality of materials with other units; allows for payment of certain fees in lieu of affordable unit inclusion; requires certain financial disclosures for potential purchasers of affordable units; and places limitation of resale of affordable units.
The Rental Registration and Inspection Ordinance requires landlords to register all rental housing units in Seattle, from single-family houses to large apartment buildings. Exceptions to the registration requirement include commercial lodging, state-licensed facilities such as adult family homes, and housing owned by government groups or by housing authorities such as Seattle Housing Authority. Landlords must register their properties according to a specified schedule and these registrations must be renewed every five years. The ordinance also requires that all registered rental housing units be inspected within the first 10 years of the program. This requirement does not apply to rentals that are already regularly inspected, such as public housing. The owner must hire certified private inspectors to do the inspections. All rental properties that have had two Notices of Violation or an Emergency Order issued within the past two years will be inspected early in the program. This ordinance was created after the passage of enabling legislation by the state legislature.
This ordinance requires owners of rental dwellings to annually provide the Building Inspection Division of the Department of Planning and Community and Economic Development with contact information for at least two people who can exercise control and care over the property. The requirement would not apply to all properties that are owned and operated by local, state, or federal government agencies or a subdivision or agency of government
This ordinance prohibits public and private institutions and organizations from discriminating against individuals on the basis of any identity trait. This ordinance provides legal recourse for individuals who have been discriminated against and provides a specific listing of protected groups, classes, and traits that may be considered in allegations of discrimination.