Goal 10: Data and Resources

Develop a centralized data repository and performance metrics to identify needs and measure progress toward the Action Plan.

  1. Use consistent, reliable sources for data-driven analysis, including data resource and analysis methodologies. (Ongoing)
  2. Share analysis and findings among Compact members to understand countywide needs. (Ongoing)
  3. Provide up-to-date data on affordable housing units constructed, lost, preserved, or updated. (Ongoing)
  4. Use countywide mapping tools to inform local housing efforts. (Ongoing)

Goal 11: Regulatory Toolkit

Develop a usable regulatory toolkit for local governments.

The toolkit will include a menu of regulatory incentives to encourage affordable housing construction, improvements, adaptation, redevelopment, and preservation. (Ongoing)

Include regulatory strategies for encouraging market-rate housing that is diverse and affordable to a broader range of incomes, such as:

  • Eliminating minimum lot and unit sizes
  • Reducing or eliminating minimum parking requirements
  • Allowing density to be regulated by floor area ratio
  • Allowing increased densities for affordable housing
  • Allowing accessory dwelling units
  • Allowing multiple dwelling units on a single lot
  • Reducing setbacks and buffer requirements between residential uses
  • Providing density bonuses to incentivize transit-friendly, energy-efficient and resilient housing
  • Allowing administrative approvals for affordable housing developments
  • Reducing or waiving fees for affordable housing developments
  • Using fees as incentives for location efficiency and production goals
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