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Affordable Housing Impact Fee (AHIF) Program
On August 4, 2015, a letter signed by the Interim Director of Housing was sent out which provides current information on the Affordable Housing Impact Fee (AHIF) Resolution, as well as the AHIF Informational meeting schedule.

The Affordable Housing Impact Fee (AHIF) Program

On November 18, 2014, the City Council adopted Resolution Number 77218 approving implementation of the AHIF Program. This Resolution requires new market-rate rental housing developments with three or more units to pay a one-time Affordable Housing Impact Fee of $17 per finished livable square foot.

The impact fee is a payment required as a condition of rental-market developments to cover the associated impact costs.

To learn more about the City's AHIF Program, and how the Program may affect a proposed project, access one or all of the following links:

Overview of Pipeline Exemption

In an effort to minimize negative financial impacts on development projects that are already in the pipeline, the AHIF does include a grandfathering (and other) exemption(s), contingent upon certain conditions.

Effective July 1, 2015, developers may complete the fillable Affordable Housing Impact Fee Pipeline Exemption Application Packet online.  In addition to acting as the application, the purpose of this packet is to provide developers with background on the pipeline exemption and what to include when submitting said application.

After filling out the application packet, the developer shall print and sign the application prior to submitting the application to the City.  In order to submit the application packet, including the application fee of $3,200, a developer must schedule an appointment with Patrick Heisinger via email , or by calling 408.975.2647.  Appointments will commence in August 2015.

To receive automatic e-mails providing AHIF program information and upcoming scheduled meetings, please sign-up and select "Affordable Housing Impact Fee (AHIF)."