The Santa Fe Housing Action Coalition is actively working towards creating systemic change in housing programs and policies in Santa Fe. We work to do this by providing technical expertise, community education, and advocacy for new housing policy.
To do this we need your involvement!
What you can do:
Get educated about the problem. Read the Report from the Mayor’s Task Force on Affordable Housing and Livable Neighborhoods. This is the best roadmap we have to address our current housing problems.
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Updates to the City’s Inclusionary Housing Program
Several members of the Housing Action Coalition working with the City to propose updates to the rental inclusionary zoning requirement in the Santa Fe HOMES program. The current policy allows rental developers to pay a fee-in-lieu of providing income and rent-restricted units as a means of making market rate rental development financially feasible. This short-term reprieve expires at the end of 2019. The Coalition is advocating for a long-term fix to the ordinance that will increase fee and provide more financially feasible ways for developers to include income and rent-restricted housing, including housing voucher preference units.
The City has produced a summary of the proposed changes.
The Coalition will be hosting two public education events that will detail the background and history of inclusionary housing as well as the proposed changes being introduced. The two sessions will occur on:
October 24th from 5:30-6:30pm at the Southside Library
November 12th from 5:30-6:30pm at the Railyard City Office
The Proposed amendments are working their way through the City Council hearing process. The current schedule of public hearings is (subject to change):
- Oct 16: Community Development Commission, 3:30pm (500 Market St)
- Oct 22: Economic Development Advisory Committee, 11am, (500 Market St)
- Oct 28: Public Works, 5pm City Council Chambers (200 Lincoln Ave)
- Oct 30: City Council Request to Publish, 5pm City Council Chambers (200 Lincoln Ave)
- Nov 4: Finance Committee, 5pm City Council Chambers (200 Lincoln Ave)
- Dec 11: City Council Public Hearing, 7pm City Council Chambers (200 Lincoln Ave)