Mayor Gordo Moving Forward With Plans for Housing Task Force

June 12, 2021 | |Post a Comment

first_img Community News Mayor Victor Gordo on Monday said he would begin the process of reaching out to councilmembers for suggestions on the formation of a housing task force.Gordo said the task force would have 15 members.Gordo made his statement at the council’s meeting Monday, but the item could not be discussed at great length because it was not on the agenda.Although housing is one of the city’s top issues, there is not a commission or committee dedicated solely to the city’s housing issues.During a City Council meeting in November, Gordo announced that he would be forming a commission or task force.“I think we need to be bold as we look to the future of affordable housing, not just in Pasadena, but in the entire region,” Gordo said at that time.In March, a California Affordable Housing Needs Report, published by the California Housing Partnership, suggested there was a drastic need for more affordable housing in California. Over the past several months, the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated that need.Under state law, all California cities are required to provide capacity for their fair share of existing and future regional housing needs. Every eight years, this fair share assignment is determined through the Regional Housing Needs Assessment (RHNA) process, which requires jurisdictions to adopt a Housing Element that shows compliance.Pasadena’s current RHNA allocation calls for the city to meet a near-impossible quota of 9,409 housing units before 2029, including 2,379 very-low-income units, 1,659 low-income units, 1,562 moderate-income units, and 3,449 above-moderate-income units.City officials unsuccessfully attempted to appeal those impossible housing goals.According to the city Department of Planning and Community Development, Pasadena’s current Housing Element runs from 2014 to 2021.Even with its outstanding planning and policy efforts, the city does not actually build housing and, like most cities, has fallen short of producing the number of units identified in the RHNA process.Currently, the city has 2,799 units that are deed-restricted as affordable, the Planning Department said. In addition, there are 907 affordable units that are either under construction or in the planning stage.The programs and policies that the city has been implementing include the inclusionary housing ordinance which requires developers of housing projects consisting of 10 units or more to set aside 20 percent of the units as affordable; the imposition of in-lieu fees, which a developer may choose to pay as an alternative to providing affordable units on-site; actually funding affordable housing units with federal dollars; conversion of hotels to affordable housing; and establishment of SRO (single-room occupancy) units as an allowed land use. 17 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Top of the News Government Mayor Gordo Moving Forward With Plans for Housing Task Force Mayor announced plans for a housing board last November By ANDRÉ COLEMAN, Managing Editor Published on Monday, February 22, 2021 | 3:17 pm HerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyCostume That Makes Actresses Beneath Practically UnrecognizableHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 things only girls who live life to the maximum understandHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyFinding The Right Type Of Workout For You According AstrologyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeauty CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Subscribe Community News Make a commentcenter_img faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * More Cool Stuff STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Business News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img

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