Proposition 13

Posted on October 25, 2017 in | comments

Proposition 13 was an amendment to the California Constitution enacted in 1978 through an initiative process. It was declared constitutional by the U.S. Supreme Court in 1992. Prop. 13 limits the property tax to an annu...

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Palmer decision

Posted on October 25, 2017 in | comments

In Palmer/Sixth Street Properties L.P. v. City of Los Angeles, the California Court of Appeal held that local inclusionary requirements (also known as BMR requirements) applied to rental housing and in-lieu fees based up...

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Unbundled parking

Posted on October 15, 2017 in | comments

Unbundled parking is the practice of separating payment for rent of the apartment from the rent for a parking space. If the tenant opts not to drive, the tenant can save money by not paying the additional cost of the par...

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Transportation Demand Management (TDM)

Posted on October 15, 2017 in | comments

Transportation Demand Management (TDM) is the application of strategies and policies to reduce travel demand, especially in single-occupancy vehicles, or to distribute the demand over space or time. Some techniques inclu...

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Transit-oriented development (TOD)

Posted on October 15, 2017 in | comments

Transit-oriented development (TOD) is the focus of Plan Bay Area as well as SB 375. The concept is to encourage mixed use (housing, office and/or retail) within close proximity to good public transit. Most often, this is...

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Transitional Housing

Posted on October 15, 2017 in | comments

Transitional Housing under California law is buildings configured as rental housing, but operated under program requirements that require termination of assistance and recirculating of the assisted unit to another eligi...

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Tax increment funds

Posted on October 15, 2017 in | comments

Tax increment funds are the increase in the total real estate taxes paid in the RDA district after the base year in which the RDA was created accrued to the RDA. Tax increment funds were used to pay for eligible activiti...

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State Density Bonus Law

Posted on October 15, 2017 in | comments

State Density Bonus Law provides that if a developer agrees to build a certain percentage of units as BMRs (or Senior Housing with no BMRs) the developer is entitled by law to additional density. The law is very specific...

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Senior Housing

Posted on October 15, 2017 in | comments

Senior Housing under California law means projects developed for and used as housing for seniors. This means that the housing is occupied by at least one person who is 55 or older in at least 80% of the units and adheres...

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Section 8 Voucher

Posted on October 15, 2017 in | comments

A Section 8 Voucher (also called a Housing Choice Voucher) is a rent voucher provided under Section 8 of the U.S. Housing Act. Eligible households can use the voucher for the housing of their choice. The voucher payment ...

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