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.
Tuesday, May 8, 2018
Start time: 1:30 p.m.
San José City Hall
200 E Santa Clara Street
City Council Chambers
San José, CA 95112
May 8th - January 1st 1970
1:30PM - 12:00AM
San Jose City Hall, City Council Chambers