ONGOING REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
Beginning Thursday, March 5, 2015 the City of Sunnyvale requests proposals for its:
2015-16 Housing Mitigation (HM) and Below Market Rate In-Lieu (BMRI) Funding for Affordable Housing Projects and Housing Successor Agency Low-Moderate Income Housing (LMH) Funding for Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-housing (HPRR) Programs.
*Note for HPRR Applicants: Do not use this Application Form. See Part B of RFP for submittal requirements.
Release Date: March 5, 2015
HPRR Proposals Due: By 5 p.m. on April 3, 2015.
Affordable Housing Project Applications will be Accepted on a Continuous Basis Until Funds are Fully Awarded.
Questions regarding this RFP may be directed to Katrina L. Ardina, Housing Programs Analyst, by calling (408) 730-7451 or by email to Housing
DENSITY BONUS INFORMATION FOR DEVELOPERS
CITY BELOW MARKET RATE HOUSING REQUIREMENTS
All residential development consisting of eight or more units designed and intended for permanent occupancy shall maintain 12.5 percent of the total number of dwelling units or parcels within the development as BMR units. If the resulting number equals a fraction of a unit, the developer can choose to provide an additional unit or pay an in-lieu fee. For more information, contact Housing staff at (408) 730-7250, TDD (408) 730-7501.
Any tentative map, use permit or special development permit approving residential construction projects shall state the number of housing units required to be provided as BMR units.
BMR RENTAL HOUSING ADMINISTRATION FORMS FOR PROPERTY MANAGERS
Waiting List Administration
Annual Tenant Certification
FAIR HOUSING INFORMATION FOR PROPERTY OWNERS AND REAL ESTATE PROFESSIONALS
HUD issues guidance on LGBT housing discrimination complaints
. Department addresses housing discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended (42 U.S.C. 2000d et seq.)
The Civil Rights Act defines and prohibits discrimination based on race, color, or national origin. Its protections have been greatly expanded by subsequent legislation.
Fair Housing Act, as amended (42 U.S.C. 3601-3620)
The Fair Housing Act was enacted to prevent discrimination in rental and homeownership housing. The Act prohibits all forms of discrimination, in public and private housing markets, that is based on race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, or familial status.
Age Discrimination Act of 1975, as amended (42 U.S.C. 6101)
The Act prohibits discrimination based on age in programs or activities receiving Federal financial assistance. Therefore, while discrimination based on age is not a protected class under the Fair Housing Act, it is unlawful to discriminate based on age in HOME-funded housing. Note: the Fair Housing Act defines circumstances in which a developer can lawfully develop housing exclusively for elderly residents.
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
HUD's mission is to increase homeownership, support community development and increase access to affordable housing free from discrimination.
Project Sentinel is a nonprofit agency providing services to help people resolve housing problems including tenant/landlord counseling and mediation.
RESOURCES FOR DEVELOPERS AND HOUSING PROVIDERS
For more information about the planning and development process or for planning or development related questions, please visit the Planning Division website.
Housing Trust of Silicon Valley
The Housing Trust is a non-profit organization that provides loans to low and moderate income home buyers throughout Santa Clara County in the form of low-interest, second mortgages and down payment assistance. Additionally, the Housing Trust provides funding for affordable housing developments.
Tri-County California Apartment Association
Tri-County CAA represents rental housing owners and managers who operate all types and sizes of residential rental property. Their mission is to represent the ethical members of the rental housing industry in all aspects of government affairs and to provide information, products and services which contribute to the success of their businesses. Tri-County CAA encourages and supports the fair, ethical and professional operation of rental housing.
California Housing Finance Agency (CalHFA)
CalHFA offers funding for some housing developments.