CHAPTER 6A. AFFORDABLE HOUSING.* **
Article II. Definitions.
Sec. 6A-2-10. Definitions.
As used in this chapter:
“Affordable” means a unit
provided at an affordable rent or affordable housing cost.
housing cost” for a purchaser means the monthly amount that is affordable
to a low or moderate income household. The method for calculating affordable
housing costs is included in Section 6A-5-30 of this
“Affordable housing ordinance” means Chapter 6A,
Affordable Housing, of the city of Woodland’s city
“Affordable purchase price” means the maximum sale price a
qualified purchaser may be required to pay for the affordable unit, as
determined in accordance with the provisions of this
“Affordable rent” means the monthly rent that is
affordable to a low or very low income household. Affordable rent shall be
calculated using fifty percent of Yolo County area median income for very low
income households and eighty percent for low income households, adjusted for
household size. The method for calculating affordable rent is included in
Section 6A-4-40 of this chapter.
“Area median income” has the
definition set forth in Section 50093 of the California Health and Safety Code,
as that section may be amended from time to time.
the city of Woodland.
“City manager” means the Woodland city
manager or his or her designee.
“Community development director”
means the director of the Woodland community development department or his or
“Density bonus” means an entitlement to build a
number of dwelling units in excess of that number which would otherwise be
permitted under the general plan and zoning code.
means the owner of any real property upon which a residential project is to be
constructed and/or the applicant for development of any such
“Dwelling unit” or “unit” means one room or
a suite of two or more rooms designed for, intended for or used by one household
as their principal residence, which family lives, sleeps and cooks therein, and
which unit has at least one kitchen or kitchenette.
units” means those dwelling units developed as part of a residential or
mixed-use project which the developer intends will be offered for individual
sale or which could be offered for individual sale, including but not limited to
detached homes, duplex units, condominiums and cooperatives.
plan” means the general plan of the city, as it may be amended from time
“Inclusionary housing agreement,” “regulatory
agreement” or “agreement” means the agreement between the
developer or owner of a residential project and the city that contains specific
plans for implementing the affordable housing requirements of this chapter for
the specific project.
“Inclusionary unit” means a dwelling unit
developed pursuant to an inclusionary housing agreement to satisfy the
requirements of this chapter, including for-sale units available at an
affordable housing cost, and multifamily rental units available at an affordable
“In-lieu fees” means a fee paid to the city’s
affordable housing fund to facilitate the construction of housing units for very
low and low income households. The method for calculating in-lieu fees is
included in Section 6A-5-20 of this chapter.
“Low and very low
income” means those income levels determined periodically by the U.S.
Department of Housing and Urban Development based on the Yolo County area median
income levels adjusted for family size. A low income household shall be a
household earning over fifty and less than or equal to eighty percent of the
area median income, adjusted for family size. A very low income household shall
be a household earning less than or equal to fifty percent of the Yolo County
area median income adjusted for family size.
means a unit not restricted to an affordable housing cost or affordable
“Moderate income” means the income level determined
periodically by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development based on
the Yolo County area median income levels adjusted for family size. A moderate
income household shall be a household earning over eighty and less than or equal
to one hundred twenty percent of the Yolo County area median income adjusted for
“Multifamily rental units” means those dwelling
units developed as part of a residential project which the developer intends
will be offered for rent or which are customarily offered for
“Notice of intent to sell” means the notice provided by
owners of for-sale units to the city of their intent to offer their unit for
sale. The covenants recorded against the property on which the unit is located
shall provide that the owner shall provide a notice of intent to sell in the
manner prescribed in this chapter.
“One location” means all
adjacent land owned or controlled by the same owner, the property lines of which
are contiguous at any point, or the property lines of which are separated only
by a public or private street, road or other public or private
“Owner” includes a person, persons, firm,
partnership, association, joint venture, corporation, or any public or private
entity or entities or the owner’s agent or assignee.
purchaser” means a person or household approved for ownership of an
affordable dwelling unit by the community development director in accordance
with the provisions of this chapter.
“Residential lot” means any
parcel of land created with the intention that it will be used for the
development of a dwelling unit.
“Residential project” or
“project” means any project involving the construction of two or
more dwelling units at one location and requiring the issuance of a building
permit, including in the aggregate all dwelling units or residential lots for
which discretionary approvals have been applied for from or granted by the
“Special needs housing” means housing for certain
disadvantaged groups, including but not limited to, seniors, disabled and
homeless persons or families.
“Zoning code” means the zoning
code of the city, as it may be amended from time to time. (Ord. No. 1393, §