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Seattle 2035: Growth and Equity Analysis
Date Added: Tuesday, June 7, 2022
Healthy Communities, Equity, Displacement    
Washington
Municipal
Seattle’s Growth and Equity Analysis, is a companion document to Seattle’s Environmental Impact Statement that evaluates four alternative ways for distributing growth throughout the city. The Growth and Equity Analysis created two data indexes – the Displacement Risk Index and the Access to Opportunity Index. Each index is made up of a list of indicators. The document maps Seattle based on these indexes and data, evaluating the four growth alternatives with a social justice and equity lens. Maps of each indicator are included... Read More
Affordable Housing Impact Statement Ordinance
Date Added: Tuesday, June 7, 2022
Affordable Housing , Displacement    
Georgia
Municipal
Atlanta, Georgia’s Affordable Housing Impact Statement Ordinance requires that Community Development/Human Resources Committee (“Committee”) of the City Council regularly hears legislation that, impacts the overall housing stock of the city. The committee can then incentivize to alter their plans to include more affordable housing... Read More
S.M.A.R.T Housing™ Ordinance
Date Added: Tuesday, June 7, 2022
Affordable Housing , Impact Fees, Displacement    
Texas
Municipal
Austin, Texas’s S.M.A.R.T Housing™ is housing that is safe, mixed-income, accessible, reasonably priced, transit oriented, and compliant with the city’s building code. The City’s S.M.A.R.T Housing™ program encourages the development of S.M.A.R.T housing™ by waving certain development fees and exempting the development fees from impact fees. In the City, a department cannot change an ordinance, rule, or process that impacts affordability of housing unless the City’s Neighborhood Housing and Community Development Department prepares an affordabil.. Read More
Affordable Housing Preference Program
Date Added: Tuesday, June 7, 2022
Affordable Housing , Displacement    
California
Municipal
San Francisco, California’s Affordable Housing Preference Program establishes a preference for occupying units or receiving assistance from the city’s affordable housing programs. The program notes that a preference in qualifying for affordable housing for residents who have been, or are about to be, displaced is necessary. The city also assists in preserving access to schools, after school programs, stores, community centers, places of worship, and health care providers... Read More
Preservation of Affordable Housing Ordinance
Date Added: Tuesday, June 7, 2022
Affordable Housing , Displacement    
Colorado
Municipal
Denver, Colorado’s Preservation of Affordable Housing Ordinance provides notice to the city and tenants when transitions from current assistance programs and/or affordable housing uses are planned. As well as provides purchase opportunities for the city to attempt to preserve the affordable housing. This ordinance also provides public financing assistance from the city to ensure the long-term affordability of affordable housing. .. Read More
Community Opportunity to Purchase Act
Date Added: Tuesday, June 7, 2022
Affordable Housing , Displacement    
California
Municipal
San Francisco, California’s Community Opportunity to Purchase Act (COPA) requires sellers of buildings with three or more residential units, or vacant land that could be developed into three or more residential units, to give qualified non-profit organizations priority to purchase. COPA was created to prevent displacement and encourage the creation and preservation of affordable housing. .. Read More
District Opportunity to Purchase Act
Date Added: Tuesday, June 7, 2022
Affordable Housing , Displacement    
State: Not Applicable
U.S. Federal
Washington D.C District Opportunity to Purchase Act (DOPA) maintains the affordable status of existing housing and increases the number of affordable housing in the District. DOPA requires rental property owners to provide the District of Columbia with the opportunity to purchase housing accommodations consisting of five or more rental units if 25 percent or more of those rental units are “affordable”. The District’s right to purchase is subordinate to a tenant’s right to purchase under the Tenant Opportunity to Purchase Act (TOPA)... Read More
Code Compliance Relocation Ordinance
Date Added: Thursday, June 2, 2022
Displacement    
California
Municipal
Oakland, CA Code Compliance Relocation Ordinance provides for owner paid relocation payments and assistance to tenants who are displaced due to compliance with building, housing, and, fire codes. Relocation benefits and assistance are necessary to ensure that displaced tenants secure safe, sanitary and decent replacement housing. If the owner refuses to make the payment, Oakland can choose to pay the displaced tenant and then place a lien on the property to recover the costs. .. Read More
Vacant Building Maintenance Licensing Program
Date Added: Thursday, June 2, 2022
Vacant & Distressed Properties, Displacement    
Ohio
Municipal
Cincinnati, Ohio enacted the Vacant Building Maintenance Licensing Program that utilizes code enforcement and registration strategies. Cincinnati’s program requires vacant-building owners who do not have a satisfactory development plan and proof of financing to apply for a vacant building license .. Read More
Repairing Buildings for Human Habitation Ordinance
Date Added: Thursday, June 2, 2022
Quality of Life, Displacement    
North Carolina
Municipal
Greensboro, NC repairing Buildings for Human Habitation Ordinance combines a repair or destroy strategy with a code enforcement strategy. The city inspector can serve complaints on homeowners who violate minimum standards in Greensboro’s housing code. If the inspector finds conditions rendering a building unfit for human habitation, such as a lack of ventilation or unsanitary conditions, the inspector issues a complaint to the property owner. After a public meeting, the inspector determines whether the dwelling is unfit for human habitati.. Read More
Neighborhood Jobs Trust
Date Added: Thursday, June 2, 2022
Impact Fees, Displacement    
Massachusetts
Municipal
Boston, MA requires that commercial developers for projects greater than 100,000 square feet receive a zoning variance, on the condition that the developer of the building pay a linkage fee, based on square footage, to the Neighborhood Jobs Trust. The Trust provides continued and future employment opportunities for Boston’s low or moderate income residents. The Trust supports such services as job training and retraining, employment counseling and job placement services, adult literacy and alternative education programs, and related support.. Read More