The City Council adopted the 2023-2031 San Leandro Housing Element Update on December 5, 2022. The Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) certified the 2023-2031 San Leandro Housing Element Update on February 2, 2023.
The City’s Affordable Housing Trust Fund (“Fund”) was established to receive fees and/or monies from other sources in connection with approval of a development project. Monies deposited in the Fund must be used to increase and improve the supply of housing affordable to moderate-, low-, and very low-income households in the City. Fund monies shall be used to construct or convert a development to affordable housing or assist other governmental entities, private organizations or individuals to do so.
The Inclusionary Housing Program was created through the City's Inclusionary Zoning Ordinance, which requires new residential development projects (including condominium conversions) to set-aside at least 15 percent of their units for moderate-, low-, and very low-income households. A new for-sale housing development with two to six total units has the option of providing one affordable unit for moderate-income households, or pay an in-lieu fee defined in the ordinance. New for-sale housing developments and condominium conversions involving less than two units and new rental housing developments with less than four units are exempt from this ordinance.