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SB17-086

Authorize Local Governments Inclusionary Housing Programs

Concerning a clarification that the statute prohibiting local governments from enacting local legislation that would control rent on private residential housing units does not prohibit local governments from adopting inclusionary housing programs.
Session:
2017 Regular Session
Subjects:
Housing
Local Government
Bill Summary

In 1981, the general assembly enacted legislation that prohibits counties and municipalities (local governments) from enacting any ordinance or resolution that would control rent on private residential property.

The bill clarifies that an ordinance or resolution that would control rent on either private residential property or a private residential housing unit does not include an ordinance or resolution enacted by a county or a municipality that establishes, as a condition of obtaining approval for the development of a project, inclusionary housing or inclusionary zoning requirements.

As used in the bill, 'inclusionary housing' or 'inclusionary zoning' means a program enacted legislatively and with opportunity for public input that requires, as a condition of obtaining approval for the development of a project, the provision of residential units affordable to and occupied by owners or tenants whose household incomes do not exceed a limit that is established in the ordinance or resolution.

The bill specifies different components that may be included in an inclusionary housing program.


(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)

Status

Introduced
Lost

Bill Text

Sponsors

Sponsor Type Legislators
Prime Sponsor

Sen. S. Fenberg

Sponsor

Co-sponsor