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3.12 Inclusionary Housing Plan
The City recognizes that there is a housing shortage within Santa Paula and that its residents are frequently unable to transition from rental housing to ownership housing. The City and developer are concerned that increasing housing costs within Ventura County deny young people the opportunity to live and work within their community.
The SPMC requires residential developments that exceed 10 dwelling units to provide affordable housing. The Specific Plan land use plan includes up to 150 affordable units, which represents approximately 15% of the 1500 units proposed for the Specific Plan Area.
Location of affordable housing units will be throughout the Neighborhoods, except for the Foothill Neighborhood. The inclusionary units will consist of for-sale deed-restricted live/work, multi-family and attached single-family dwelling units. These housing types are appropriate for City workers, teachers, hospital workers, fire fighters, and police officers.
This obligation may be satisfied by payment of an in-lieu fee in accordance with the SPMC or as may be provided in the Development Agreement.