On Wednesday, May 31st, Santa Clara’s Ad Hoc Affordable Housing Working Group finalized recommendations on staff’s proposed rental impact and commercial linkage fee, proposing the adoption of a $20 per square foot residential rental impact fee, a range of $20 to $30 per square foot for residential for-sale, and a range of $5 to $20 per square foot commercial impact fee. The final set of recommendations reflected many of that were supported by a coalition of housers – SV@Home, Abode Services, Habitat for Humanity East Bay, MidPen Housing Corporation, Housing Trust Silicon Valley, and Greenbelt Alliance.
We thank the Working Group chair, Vice-Mayor Dominic Caserta, City staff led by Andrew Crabtree, and all the working group members for their work. SV@Home was pleased to be part of a process that thoughtfully considered differing perspectives and worked to find common ground. The City Council will deliberate on impact fees in July.
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