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2019 Housing Initiative Workshops

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In the winter of December of 201, the City hosted a meeting to provide a recap of the September housing workshops regarding Tenant Protections, Accessory Dwelling Units (ADU), and Inclusionary Housing, recent legislative updates, and next steps. For information on fair housing laws and tenant/landlord counseling you may also contact the Housing Rights Center.

Housing Workshop Flyer (002)

Housing Workshop Recap Meeting Presentation

In September 2019, the City hosted a series of housing workshops regarding the following topics:

  • Tenant Protections (Occupancy Inspection Program and Tenant Relocation Program)
  • Accessory Dwelling Units
  • Inclusionary Housing Ordinance

For more information see the below flyers and presentations:


Tenant Protection Programs can encourage preventative maintenance, preserve property values, and provide support to tenants. Participants of the Tenant Protections workshops concluded that both programs are important and emphasized the need to refine the logistics of the programs. 

Tenant Protection Flyer

Tenant Protection Presentation


Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) are smaller, independent residential dwelling units located on the same lot as an existing housing unit. Participants of the ADU workshop were receptive to increasing the number of affordable housing units for young professionals and senior relatives through more less restrictive ADU requirements. 

ADU Flyer photo

Accessory Dwelling Units Presentation


The Inclusionary Housing workshop discussed the possibility of increasing affordable housing units for moderate to low-income households in new residential projects by providing incentives to developers. Participants were enthusiastic about addressing affordable housing needs but expressed concerns regarding impacts on parking and specific program requirements.

Inclusionary Housing Flier

Inclusionary Housing Ordinance Presentation

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