Housing

Support of efforts to preserve and increase the low and moderate income housing supply in the South Coast area.
Position History: 

Updated 1979, 1981, and 1999.

Objectives:

  • Open housing.
  • Improvement of substandard areas.
  • Systematic code enforcement.
  • Financial incentives to encourage the building and rehabilitation of low and moderate income housing where appropriate within the environmental constraints of water supply, air quality and transportation. 
  • Policies and ordinances which give priority to low and moderate income people already resident or working in the South Coast area, and which address the needs of families with children. 
  • Controls to assure that any low and moderate income housing built or otherwise created in the South Coast remains affordable to those income groups for at least 30 years.
  • Establishment of inclusionary zoning when new units are created through construction, rehabilitation, or other means.
  • Consideration of density adjustments for low and moderate income housing where appropriate within the environmental constraints of water supply, air quality and transportation. 
  • Options of mobile homes for low and moderate income housing.
  • Subsidized rental programs. 
  • Zoning that maintains a balance between residential needs and commercial development.
Issues: 
League to which this content belongs: 
Santa Barbara