Developer Outreach Meeting to discuss AHIF and IHO Programs Thursday, May 10, 2018

The Housing Department is hosting an outreach meeting to discuss the processes and
implementation of the AHIF and IHO program moving forward. The meeting is scheduled as follows:
Thursday, May 10, 2018
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
San José City Hall
200 E Santa Clara Street
Wing Committee Room 120
San José, CA 95112
Please RSVP to Delilah Chavez at:, or call at 408-975-4431.
In the event you cannot attend this meeting, please contact Delilah who can help schedule a meeting with the Inclusionary team so we can answer questions.
To learn more about San José’s Inclusionary Housing Ordinance, please see its website.
Please email Tina Vo at, or call her at 408-975-4416, if you have questions.


On December 19, 2017, the San José City Council took action on the implementation of the transition between the Affordable Housing Impact Fee (AHIF) and Inclusionary Housing Ordinance (IHO).  In short, the City Council approved:
  • New rental projects whose applications (conditional use, planned development, site development, or special use permit) for first approval are submitted on or before June 30, 2018, may opt to remain under the AHIF under certain conditions;
On May 8, 2018, City Council will consider another set of updates which, if adopted, will amend the transition process between the AHIF and IHO Programs. The proposed changes are:
  • replace the requirement for issuance of building permits with a requirement for submittal of final approved building plans;
  • add a transition process for rental projects that have not recorded an affordable housing agreement but were eligible for the AHIF Pipeline Exemption;
  • add a transition process for rental projects with tentative maps approved prior to June 30, 2018;
  • allow downtown high-rise projects that fail to obtain Certificates of Occupancy by the applicable due date to pay the housing impact fee rather than meet the inclusionary housing ordinance requirements if they have obtained building permits; and
  • clarify that the AHIF continues to apply to projects with fewer than 20 units.
The memorandum can be viewed here.
May 10th
9:00AM - 10:00AM
San Jose City Hall, Committee Room 120