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File #: 2058-2019    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Consent Calendar Status: Passed
File created: 9/25/2019 In control: CITY COUNCIL
On agenda: 11/5/2019 Final action: 11/5/2019
Title: SB2 Planning Grants Program Funding
Attachments: 1. ATCH 1 - Resolution
To: Honorable Mayor and Members of City Council

From: Vincent Smith, Community Development Director

Prepared By: Michael Walker, Senior Planner

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SB2 Planning Grants Program Funding

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RECOMMENDED ACTION:
Recommendation

Adopt a resolution authorizing the Community Development Director to: (1) submit a grant application to the California State Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) for up to $310,000 in funding under the SB2 Planning Grants Program, to be made available for the preparation, adoption, and implementation of plans that streamline housing approvals and accelerate housing production, and; (2) if the application is approved, execute all documents and agreements required by HCD for participation in the Planning Grants Program.

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DISCUSSION:
BACKGROUND

The California State Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) issued a Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for the SB2 Planning Grants Program on March 28, 2019 (revised July 10, 2019). Funding of approximately $123 million is being made available to all local governments in California for the preparation, adoption, and implementation of plans that streamline housing approvals and accelerate housing production. SB2 is part of a 15 Assembly and Senate Bill housing package aimed at addressing the state's housing shortage and high housing costs. Specifically, SB2 established a permanent source of revenue intended to increase the affordable housing stock in California.

Funds will be initially available to eligible applicants on a noncompetitive, over-the-counter basis. Applications will be accepted through November 30, 2019. HCD determined maximum award amounts for large, medium, and small localities, based on population estimates from the Department of Finance. The City of Napa qualifies as a Medium Locality, defined as having a population between 60,000 and 200,000 people. The maximum award amount for Medium Localities is $310,000.

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