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File #: 22-144    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 1/27/2022 Departments: HOUSING
On agenda: 2/22/2022 Final action: 2/22/2022
Title: Adopt a resolution: A) Authorizing the County of San Mateo to apply to and participate in the California Department of Housing and Community Development's Prohousing Designation Program on behalf of the unincorporated Areas of the County; and B) Authorizing the Director of Department of Housing, or designee, to enter into, execute, and deliver the County's Application, and if the County's Application is approved, all documents required or deemed necessary or appropriate to participate in the Prohousing Designation Program, and all amendments thereto.
Attachments: 1. 20220222_r_PDP Application.pdf, 2. 20220222_att_A_HCD Reso.pdf, 3. 20220222_att_B_PDP Application.pdf
Special Notice / Hearing: None__
Vote Required: Majority

To: Honorable Board of Supervisors
From: Raymond Hodges, Director of Department of Housing
Subject: Authorization to Apply to and Participate in the California Department of Housing and Community Development's Prohousing Designation Program

RECOMMENDATION:
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Adopt a resolution:

A) Authorizing the County of San Mateo to apply to and participate in the California Department of Housing and Community Development's Prohousing Designation Program on behalf of the unincorporated Areas of the County; and

B) Authorizing the Director of Department of Housing, or designee, to enter into, execute, and deliver the County's Application, and if the County's Application is approved, all documents required or deemed necessary or appropriate to participate in the Prohousing Designation Program, and all amendments thereto.

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BACKGROUND:
In 2019, established by the State of California pursuant to Government Code section 65589.9, the Prohousing Designation Program ("PDP") creates incentives for jurisdictions that are compliant with state housing element requirements and have enacted local Prohousing policies. The State of California defines Prohousing policies as policies which, "facilitate the planning, approval, or construction of housing." Some examples include the provision of local financial incentives, reduction of development permit times and permitting fees, the preservation of affordable housing units at risk of becoming market rate units, and other similar policies. The PDP is overseen by the California Department of Housing and Community Development ("HCD"). On June 7, 2021, HCD released the PDP Emergency Regulations for the PDP to implement the program and began accepting applications from eligible applicants on July 1, 2021.

Local governments that receive a Prohousing designation through the PDP will receive a scoring advantage when applying for several competitive state fundi...

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