Los Angeles County Department of Regional Planning

Inclusionary Housing Ordinance

Overview

The Inclusionary Housing Ordinance ensures the production of affordable units in new development by establishing affordable housing set-aside requirements on residential projects that meet certain criteria. These requirements are set at a level that can be supported on a financially feasible basis, as determined through an economic feasibility study.

On February 20th, 2018, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors directed the Department of Regional Planning to prepare an Inclusionary Housing Ordinance along with other key strategies to address the affordable housing needs in the unincorporated areas of the County. Please check back here for future updates regarding the County’s Inclusionary Housing Ordinance.

August 4, 2020 Board of Supervisors Public Hearing

Please note that public hearings, and the process for holding the hearings, are subject to change due to the COVID-19 crisis. Please check the Board Agenda page for the most updated hearing information.

April 29, 2020 Regional Planning Commission Public Hearing

Please note that public hearings, and the process for holding the hearings, are subject to change due to the COVID-19 crisis. Please check DRP’s COVID-19 page for the most updated hearing information.

We welcome your comments on the Public Hearing Draft. Please send your comments to the Housing Policy Section at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Background

In March 2019, staff developed a Draft Inclusionary Housing Policy Outline informed by preliminary outreach and engagement with building industry stakeholders, affordable housing advocates, County departments, community groups, and residents. The draft policy outline introduces proposed inclusionary housing policies related to the following:

  • Housing Tenure & Applicability
  • On-site Set-asides (Ownership and Rental)
  • Duration of Affordability (Ownership and Rental)
  • Development Standards
  • Alternatives
  • In-lieu Fees

In September 2019, staff released a Preliminary Draft Ordinance based on additional feedback from stakeholders.

Inclusionary Housing Requirements
The inclusionary housing requirement should be calculated using the baseline dwelling units, prior to the granting of any density bonus.

(Please note that the inclusionary housing requirement shall be determined through an updated feasibility study to reflect current market conditions, and may be subject to change.)

Inclusionary Housing Feasibility Study

As part of the Affordable Housing Action Plan, an Inclusionary Housing Analysis was conducted in 2018 to evaluate the economic tradeoffs associated with new inclusionary housing requirements. The study conducted a series of pro forma analyses of prototype ownership and rental apartment projects in 6 submarket areas to determine what affordable unit set-asides and range of in-lieu fees can be supported on a financially feasible basis without adversely deterring future development.

Read the 2018 Inclusionary Housing Feasibility Study for more information.

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