Brisbane

Housing Element Status
Certified
Rent Burden
N/A
rent burdened
Affordable Housing Production
20%
affordable permits issued
Housing Policies and Programs
79
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

79
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
4/11
Preserve
3/9
Produce
7/14
Prevent
1/8
Condominium Conversion Ordinance
Flexible Parking Requirements
General Fund Allocation
Home Sharing Programs
Housing Overlay Zones
Implementation of SB743
Inclusionary Housing Ordinance
Locally-Funded Homebuyer Assistance
Streamlined Permitting Process
Surplus Public Lands Act
Acquisition/Rehabiliation/Conversion
By-Right Strategies
Commercial Development Impact Fee
Form-Based Codes
Graduated Density Bonus
Homeowner Repair or Rehabilitation
Housing Development Impact Fee
In-Lieu Fees (Inclusionary Zoning)
Just Cause Eviction
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
Tenant-Based Assistance
Brisbane'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
Program H.I.2.a: Housing constraints
Advise outside agencies regarding unnecessary constraints
Ongoing as development projects are submitted for consideration.
Ongoing
5th cycle, 2013 to 2022
2022
Program H.B.3.f: HIP Housing
Support Human Investment Program (HIP) shared housing program.
Updated information and rental listings posted regularly on City website www.brisbaneca.org.
Ongoing
5th cycle, 2013 to 2022
2022
Program H.B.9.I: State and Federal programs
Encourage affordable housing
City evaluates projects for eligibility for State/Federal funding programs and potential matches as projects arise. No such projects were eligible in 2022.
Ongoing
5th cycle, 2013 to 2022
2022
Program H.F.3.a: Water conservation
Inform the public via various means
Ordinance 607 adopted by the City Council on April 7, 2016 updating the City's water conservation in landscaping ordinance. Water conservation information provided on the City's website and advertised in City newsletters and social media accounts.
Ongoing
5th cycle, 2013 to 2022
2022
Program H.I.1.d: Design Permits
Reduce unnecessary constraints
See Program H.I.1.a above regarding SB 2 Planning Grant work program. Ongoing as development projects are submitted for review. Design Permit for 16-unit senior housing/commercial development approved in October 2017.
Ongoing
5th cycle, 2013 to 2022
2022
Program H.I.1.e: Nonconforming structures
Preserve housing units
See Program H.C.1.c
Ongoing
5th cycle, 2013 to 2022
2022
Program H.B.3.d: Reasonable accommodation
Minimize constraints
Ordinance 558 adopted April 2011.
Ongoing
5th cycle, 2013 to 2022
2022
Program H.B.3.h: Continuum of Care/HEART
Shelter and serve the homeless
City is member agency of HEART and information is linked on www.brisbaneca.org.
Ongoing
5th cycle, 2013 to 2022
2022
Program H.B.6.a: Hillside development
Reduce development costs
City received SB 2 Planning Grants Program approval to conduct district-wide biological assessment for hillside lots in SCRO-1 zoning district to streamline housing development application processing. Biological assessment completed in spring 2021 and adoption of operating program is anticipated first quarter of 2024 pending consultation with San Mateo County Parks and US Fish and Wildlife.
Ongoing
5th cycle, 2013 to 2022
2022
Program H.B.8.a: Section 8 rent subsidies
Keep informed of opportunities from County
Ongoing coordination with County Housing Department and Housing Authority as opportunities arise
Ongoing
5th cycle, 2013 to 2022
2022
Program H.B.9.b: Land banking
Acquire sites for affordable housing
On hold pending establishment of ongoing funding source.
Ongoing
5th cycle, 2013 to 2022
2022
Program H.C.1.a: Voluntary code inspection program
Identify basic life safety problems
Ongoing coordination with North County Fire Authority.
Ongoing
5th cycle, 2013 to 2022
2022
Program H.B.4.a: Condominium conversions
Maintain affordable rental units
Ordinance 566 adopted October 2013 requires Use Permit for condominium conversions.
Ongoing
5th cycle, 2013 to 2022
2022
Program H.G.1.a: Regional Planning
Cooperate in Plan Bay Area process
City actively participated in Plan Bay Area 2050 update in 2020 and 2021.
Ongoing
5th cycle, 2013 to 2022
2022
Program H.H.2.b: Clustered development
Promote clustered development in areas near sensitive habitat
Ordinance 562 adopted October 2011 to relax certain development standards if clustered development is pursued.
Ongoing
5th cycle, 2013 to 2022
2022
Program H.I.2.b: League of Cities
Work with League of Cities to identify and address housing constraints due to preemption of outside agencies
Ongoing advocacy through membership in League of Cities.
Ongoing
5th cycle, 2013 to 2022
2022
Program H.B.3.a: Special needs housing
Identify suitable sites
Opportunities considered on a case-by-case basis but constrained by limited funding opportunities and limited land/site availability. City continues to hold exploratory discussions with school district and regional housing trust regarding potential teacher/district employee housing on city-owned sites.
Ongoing
5th cycle, 2013 to 2022
2022
Program H.B.3.i: Emergency Shelters
Allow in SCRO-1 district
Ordinance 443 adopted in 2000 allows emergency shelters as permitted use in the SCRO-1 district.
Ongoing
5th cycle, 2013 to 2022
2022
Program H.B.9.h: Self-help/sweat equity programs
Preserve and provide affordable units
Opportunities considered on a case-by-case basis but constrained by limited funding.
Ongoing
5th cycle, 2013 to 2022
2022
Program H.C.1.b: Low-interest rehab loan program
Publicize and encourage use.
Brochures available at Building and Planning Counter and information available on www.brisbaneca.org
Ongoing
5th cycle, 2013 to 2022
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