Atherton

What About Affordable Homes?
Most Rent Burdened
Housing Element Status
Adopted
Rent Burden
N/A
rent burdened
Affordable Housing Production
193%
affordable permits issued
Housing Policies and Programs
14
total policies
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Proposed Policies and Programs

Housing policies and programs are the strategies and laws that cities and counties legally have at their disposal to produce more and preserve existing affordable housing, as well as protect existing residents from getting displaced from their homes and communities.

5th Cycle Programs and Policies

14
policies and programs

Local housing policies and programs, as part of a housing element, have significant impacts on a city or county reaching its affordable housing goals. Each additional housing policy has a significant impact on the residents who are most in need of affordable housing. However, the number of policies or programs that a jurisdiction includes in their housing element is not meant to imply how well a city or county is addressing local housing needs since the quality and impact of each will need to be determined as well. Policies and programs listed here from jurisdictions’ Housing Elements are intended to allow readers to review the text themselves and see if a city or county is doing all they can to reach their affordable housing goals.

Historic 2018 Policies and Programs Categorization

To further policy innovation and local action, the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) contacted all of the region's jurisdictions to track the adoption of key housing policies throughout the nine county Bay Area in four major categories Protect, Preserve, Produce, and Prevent. This data is from ABAG’s Policies and Program list and was last updated in 2018/2019.

Protect
1/11
Preserve
1/9
Produce
1/14
Prevent
0/8
By-Right Strategies
Home Sharing Programs
Acquisition/Rehabiliation/Conversion
Commercial Development Impact Fee
Condominium Conversion Ordinance
Flexible Parking Requirements
Form-Based Codes
General Fund Allocation
Graduated Density Bonus
Homeowner Repair or Rehabilitation
Housing Development Impact Fee
Housing Overlay Zones
Implementation of SB743
Inclusionary Housing Ordinance
In-Lieu Fees (Inclusionary Zoning)
Just Cause Eviction
Locally-Funded Homebuyer Assistance
Mobile Homes Conversion Ordinance
One-to-One Replacement
Preservation of Mobile Homes (Rent Stabilization Ordinance)
Reduced Fees or Permit Waivers
Rent Stabilization
SRO Preservation Ordinance
Streamlined Permitting Process
Surplus Public Lands Act
Tenant-Based Assistance
Atherton's Recorded Housing Policies

The California Department of Housing and Community Development tracks all of the ongoing and completed programs from 2018 onward and can be seen in the table below.

YEAR
PROGRAM NAME
PROGRAM OBJECTIVE
STATUS
ACCOMPLISHED DATE
HOUSING CYCLE
2022
Sec. 3.621 Second Dwelling Unit (ADU) Program
40 new Extremely Low to Moderate Income units
18 ADU's constructed and an additional XX ADU's entitled in 2022. A total of 133 ADU's have been constructed since 2015. Objective met and exceeded.
2015-22
5th cycle, 2013 to 2022
2022
Sec. 3.651 Housing Opportunities for handicapped and low and moderate income and homeless
Enforce UBC regulations for handicapped access
On-going program
2015-22
5th cycle, 2013 to 2022
2022
Sec. 3.661 Meeting the needs of seniors
Enforce UBC regulations for handicapped access, support conservation of senior housing
On-going program
2015-22
5th cycle, 2013 to 2022
2022
Sec. 3.641 Facilitate and expidite the rehabilitation and conservation of existing units
On-going and permit issuance
107 permits were issued in 2022 for improvement, rehabilitation and conservation of housing units.
2015-22
5th cycle, 2013 to 2022
2022
Sec. 3.631 Faculty and Student Housing Program
27 new faculty units and 63 new student housing units in extremely low to moderate income ranges
288 unit residence hall constructed on Menlo College campus; new student housing goal exceeded.
2015-22
5th cycle, 2013 to 2022
2022
Sec. 3.612 Market Rate Housing Construction
3 new Above Market Rate units
1 net new unit constructed this year; objective not met for 2022, however, objective has been exceeded for this housing cycle.
2015-22
5th cycle, 2013 to 2022
2022
3.671 Nondiscrimination in housing
Eliminate discrimination in housing to the extent feasible through Town actions
On-going program
2015-22
5th cycle, 2013 to 2022
2021
Sec. 3.641 Continue to facilitate and expidite the rehabilitation and conservation of existing units
On-going permit issuance
Over 100 permits issued this year for improvement, rehabilitation and conservation of existing units.
2015-22
5th cycle, 2013 to 2022
2021
Sec. 3.621 Second Dwelling Unit (ADU) Program
40 new Moderate to Extremely Low Income Units
Thirty ADU's constructed and an additional 22 ADU's entitled in 2021. A total of 115 ADU's have been constructed since 2015 and an additional 22 ADU's entitled in 2021. Objective met and exceeded.
2015-22
5th cycle, 2013 to 2022
2021
Sec. 3.612 Market Rate Housing Construction
3 new Above Market units
One net new unit constructed this year. Objective met and exceeded.
2015-22
5th cycle, 2013 to 2022
2021
Sec. 3.671 Non-discrimination in housing
Eliminate discrimination in housing to the extent feasible through Town actions
On-going program
2015-22
5th cycle, 2013 to 2022
2021
Sec. 3.651 Housing Opportunities for handicapped and low and moderate income and homeless
Enforce UBC regulations for handicapped access
On-going program
2015-22
5th cycle, 2013 to 2022
2021
Sec. 3.631 Faculty and Student Housing Program
27 new faculty units and 63 new student housing units in extremely low to moderated income ranges
Market failed to construct any faculty or student units during this year.
2015-22
5th cycle, 2013 to 2022
2021
Sec. 3.661 Meeting the needs of seniors
Enforce UBC regulations for handicapped access, support conservation of senior housing
On-going program
2015-22
5th cycle, 2013 to 2022
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