On August 4, 2015, a letter signed by the Interim Director of Housing provides information on implementation of the City's Inclusionary Housing Ordinance.
San José’s Inclusionary Policy applies to all new for-sale residential developments with 11 or more units built within redevelopment project areas. For those developments with recorded covenants effectuating the Policy, the Policy continues to apply. For those for-sale developments meeting requirements in the City Ordinance that do not have recorded covenants effectuating the Policy, the City's Ordinance may apply. Consult program staff, listed below, with deal-specific questions.
- A Citywide Inclusionary Housing Ordinance (IHO) is now in effect. Developers should review the IHO webpage for more information.
The following materials are provided for developers' use in understanding the City's Inclusionary Policy and how it may apply to their development sites.
- Inclusionary Housing Policy: Specific information on inclusionary requirements in RDA areas
- In-Lieu Fee Chart: Current in-lieu fee payment information for developers
- Inclusionary Housing Policy Guidelines: Administrative guidelines to help Developers comply with the Policy
- RDA Project Areas Map: Map of RDA project areas for use in determining whether a site may be subject to the Policy
- SJ Permits Website: Web pages to look up information on sites including whether they are located in RDA project areas
- Status of Downtown High-Rise Incentive Program: The number of units included in Downtown high-rise residential developments that are either completed or have pulled Building or Foundation Permits.
Tools and Worksheets
- Inclusionary Housing Compliance Plan Application: For developers to declare how the inclusionary requirements will be met
- Maximum Allowable Sales Price Calculator: Worksheet to assist developers to calculate maximum sales prices of below market-rate homes
- For-sale Restriction between City and Developer: Agreement to ensure that developers comply with the Policy
- Utility Allowance: For use by developers to set housing payments including utility allowances at appropriate levels (posted by the Housing Authority of the County of Santa Clara)
Inclusionary Housing Team
All questions pertaining to the Inclusionary Housing Ordinance should be directed to:
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