Rental Housing Impact Fees (RHIF)

Rental Housing Impact Fees (RHIF) are imposed upon developers of market-rate rental housing for the purpose of constructing affordable housing in the City. The fee is based upon a nexus study, which shows the linkage or nexus between the market-rate housing and the demand for affordable housing created by the market-rate units. Mountain View adopted RHIF in December 2012 and has increased the fees since then. Now that AB 1505 has been signed into law, presumably Mountain View will not collect RHIF from future developments but will require BMR units to be built.

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