Dixon

What About Affordable Homes?
Housing Element Status
Certified
Rent Burden
40%
rent burdened
Affordable Housing Production
306%
affordable permits issued
Housing Policies and Programs
42
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

42
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
2/9
Produce
2/14
Prevent
0/8
Acquisition/Rehabiliation/Conversion
Homeowner Repair or Rehabilitation
Inclusionary Housing Ordinance
Streamlined Permitting Process
By-Right Strategies
Commercial Development Impact Fee
Condominium Conversion Ordinance
Flexible Parking Requirements
Form-Based Codes
General Fund Allocation
Graduated Density Bonus
Home Sharing Programs
Housing Development Impact Fee
Housing Overlay Zones
Implementation of SB743
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
Surplus Public Lands Act
Tenant-Based Assistance
Dixon'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
5.2.1 Affordable Housing Allotment
Allot unused Measure B allocation to affordable projects
Ongoing as per Ordinance 02-003 Measure B Growth Implementation Plan
Ongoing
5th cycle, 2013 to 2022
2022
2.1.1 Condo Conversion Ordinance
Adopt ordinance
The City has not yet adopted a Condo Conversion Ordinance however it is being researched and it plans to have an ordinance in the coming years.
Ongoing
5th cycle, 2013 to 2022
2022
4.1.2 Senior Housing Program
Assist developers with providing senior housing options
The City completed a 44 unit senior/special needs housing unit in 2017 and a 54 unit senior/special needs housing unit in 2016. In 2022, the city approved an affordable 72 apartment unit project for seniors.
Ongoing
5th cycle, 2013 to 2022
2022
6.1.1 Regulatory Incentives and Financial Assistance
Assist average of 3 households annually thru 1st time homebuyer program
Ongoing, the city assisted in 1 loan in 2017.
Ongoing
5th cycle, 2013 to 2022
2022
1.2.1 Code Enforcement
Continuing
Ongoing. The City maintains a full time code enforcement officer and a building inspector to manage all building code enforcement.
Ongoing
5th cycle, 2013 to 2022
2022
4.1.1 Special Needs Incentives
Encourage development of special needs housing
The City completed a 44 unit senior/special needs housing unit in 2017 and a 54 unit senior/special needs housing unit in 2016. In 2022, the city approved an affordable 72 apartment unit project for seniors.
Ongoing
5th cycle, 2013 to 2022
2022
4.1.7 Employee Housing Act
Amend zoning code to comply with Act
Family definition needs minor amendment. Agriculture zone district permits employee housing without limit on number.
Ongoing
5th cycle, 2013 to 2022
2022
4.1.8 Special Need Housing
Provide assistance
Ongoing, The City approved Herritage Commons Phases 2 and 3, a 54-unit and 44 unit complex for the elderly. In 2022, the city approved an affordable 72 apartment unit project for seniors.
Annual
5th cycle, 2013 to 2022
2022
1.1.1 Housing Rehabilitation
Loans to 3-5 units to rehab annually, Advertise program
The City did not facilitate any loans for 2022.
Annual
5th cycle, 2013 to 2022
2022
2.2.1 Preservation of Units
Monitor status, provide technical support
The City continues to annually monitor the 65 at-risk units.
Annual
5th cycle, 2013 to 2022
2022
3.3.1 Housing Diversity
Prioritize Measure B allocations
Ongoing, to be applied as projects come before the City.
Annual
5th cycle, 2013 to 2022
2022
4.1.9 Density Bonus
Adopt ordinance
As per Chapter 18.20A, Density Bonus of the Dixon Municipal Code
Completed
5th cycle, 2013 to 2022
2022
6.2.1 Streamline processing
Help to streamline processing
Ongoing, as projects come in.
As projects come forward
5th cycle, 2013 to 2022
2022
5.3.1 Site rezoning program
Rezone site in SWDSP
Completed and Housing Element Certified, Ordinance 16-006 and Resolution 16-057
Completed
5th cycle, 2013 to 2022
2022
6.1.2 Planning fee review
Periodic review and adjustment
New fees adopted in July 2022.
Biannual
5th cycle, 2013 to 2022
2022
5.3.2 Large Lot Subdivisions
Facilitate SWDSP project
As per Program 5.3.1
When developed
5th cycle, 2013 to 2022
2022
6.3.1 Planned Development District
Use PD to provide flexibility
Ongoing
As projects come forward
5th cycle, 2013 to 2022
2022
5.6.1 Large Family Unit Development
Pursue subsidies for 2+ developments per year
Ongoing
Annual
5th cycle, 2013 to 2022
2022
5.4.2 Section 8 Assistance
Publicize Section 8 program
Ongoing
Annual
5th cycle, 2013 to 2022
2022
3.1.1 Measure B Exemptions
Continuing, annually determine if units above cap should be granted
Suspended in 2023 due to SB330
Suspended
5th cycle, 2013 to 2022
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