Affordable Housing Ordinance Update

The City of Brea adopted its Affordable Housing Ordinance in 1993, which requires developers of new residential projects of 20 or more units to designate at least 10% of the units as affordable. With the assistance of housing specialists from Kimley-Horn, the City is now evaluating and updating its existing Affordable Housing Ordinance to meet the current and future housing needs of the community.

The City and Kimley-Horn held a virtual workshop in November 2022 with representatives from professional organizations and developers to discuss challenges faced when constructing affordable housing and feedback for the City to consider when updating the Ordinance.

Now we’d like to hear from the Brea community. Please join us for a community workshop to learn about the Affordable Housing Ordinance and provide your comments on the draft recommendation of updates. The workshop will be held on Wednesday, February 8th at 6:00 p.m. at the Civic and Cultural Center’s Community Room A.

See links below for the Community Workshop flyer, an Affordable Housing Ordinance Update Considerations Memo, and the City of Brea’s current Affordable Housing Ordinance and Affordable Housing Guidelines.

Community Workshop flyer

Affordable Housing Ordinance Update Considerations Memo

City of Brea's Affordable Housing Ordinance and Affordable Housing Guidelines