For Developers

Affordable Housing Requirements for Developers

We require all new developments, residential and non-residential, contribute towards the provision of affordable housing. On February 16, 2021, the City Council adopted an amendment to the Affordable Housing Ordinance 1990 and associated Resolutions 14890 and 14891 amending the affordable housing obligation for residential projects. The majority of the requirements are contained in Section 14.16.030 of the Zoning Ordinance of the San Rafael Municipal Code. The Zoning Ordinance can be viewed at Municipal Codes, at the Community Development Department, the City Clerk's Office, or the San Rafael Public Library. Check out our affordable housing requirements.

Staff Involvement in Affordable Housing

We provide predevelopment technical assistance on many of the sites that have major issues or site development costs that can preclude housing development and/or redevelopment.


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