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Affordable Housing: The findings in former Planning Code Section 315.2 of the Inclusionary Affordable Housing Ordinance are hereby readopted and updated as follows:
(a) Affordable housing is a paramount statewide concern. In 1980, the California Legislature declared in Government Code Section 65580:
(1) The availability of housing is of vital statewide importance, and the early attainment of decent housing and a suitable living environment for every California family is a priority of the highest order.
(2) The early attainment of this goal requires the cooperative participation of government and the private sector in an effort to expand housing opportunities and accommodate the housing needs of Californians of all economic levels.
(3) The provision of housing affordable to low-and moderate-income households requires the cooperation of all levels of government.
(4) Local and state governments have a responsibility to use the powers vested in them to facilitate the improvement and development of housing to make adequate provision for the housing needs of all economic segments of the community.
(b) The Legislature further stated in Government Code Section 65581 that:
It is the intent of the Legislature in enacting this article:
(1) To assure that counties and cities recognize their responsibilities in contributing to the attainment of the state housing goal.
(2) To assure that counties and cities will prepare and implement housing elements which will move toward attainment of the state housing goal.
(3) To recognize that each locality is best capable of determining what efforts are required to contribute to the attainment of the state housing goal.
(c) The California Legislature requires each local government agency to develop a comprehensive long-term general plan establishing policies for future development. As specified in the Government Code (at Sections 65300, 65302(c), and 65583(c)), the plan must (1) "encourage the development of a variety of types of housing for all income levels, including multifamily rental housing"; (2) "[a]ssist in the development of adequate housing to meet the needs of low- and moderate-income households"; and (3) "conserve and improve the condition of the existing affordable housing stock, which may include addressing ways to mitigate the loss of dwelling units demolished by public or private action."
(d) The Board of Supervisors adopted San Francisco's General Plan Housing Element in March 2015, and the California Housing and Community Development Department certified it on May 29, 2015. The Housing Element states that San Francisco's share of the regional housing need for years 2015 through 2022 includes 10,873 housing units for very-low and low-income households and 5,460 units for moderate/middle-income households, and a total production of 28,870 net new units, with almost 60% to be affordable for very-low, low- and moderate/middle-income San Franciscans.
(Added as Sec. 315.2 by Ord. 37-02, File No. 001262, App. 4/5/2002; amended by Ord. 213-06, File No. 051668, App. 8/2/2006; Ord. 219-06, File No. 051685, App. 8/10/2006; Ord. 101-07, File No. 060529, App. 5/4/2007; Ord. 198-07, File No. 070444, App. 8/10/2007; redesignated and amended by Ord. 108-10, File No. 091275, App. 5/25/2010; amended by Ord. 312-10, File No. 100046, App. 12/23/2010; Ord. 76-16 , File No. 160255, App. 5/13/2016, Eff. 6/12/2016)
Former division A.1. redesignated as divisions (a)-(c); new division (d) added; former divisions A.2.-A.14. deleted; Ord. 76-16 , Eff. 6/12/2016.