- City Services
- Community Development
- Affordable Housing Programs
- Affordable Housing Ordinance Update
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 (link below) to meet the current and future housing needs of the community. In preparation of the update, Kimley-Horn prepared an Affordable Housing Ordinance Update Considerations Memo to guide the update process (link below).
Existing Affordable Housing Ordinance and Affordable Housing Guidelines
Affordable Housing Ordinance Update Considerations Memo
Public Outreach Meetings
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.
A City-wide community workshop was held on February 8, 2023 at the Civic and Cultural Center to learn about the Affordable Housing Ordinance and provide comments on the draft recommendation of updates. For those who were unable to attend the workshop a link to the presentation is below.
Community Workshop Presentation
Public Review/Comment Period - Open until June 1st
City staff took into consideration feedback from the community, recommendations from Kimley-Horn, as well as current affordable housing trends, and have finalized the updated Affordable Housing Ordinance and Guidelines draft. Now we would like to hear input from the community. For reference, a link to the current Ordinance and Guidelines can be found above ("Existing Affordable Housing Ordinance and Affordable Housing Guidelines"). Below are links to view redline and clean versions of the updated Ordinance and Guidelines.
Affordable Housing Ordinance and Affordable Housing Guidelines Final Draft (redline)
Affordable Housing Ordinance and Affordable Housing Guidelines Final Draft (clean)
If you would like to provide comments on the final draft, you may do so by emailing email@example.com by 12:00 p.m. on June 1, 2023. The updated Affordable Housing Ordinance and Guidelines final draft is scheduled to be presented to the Planning Commission on June 13, 2023, where the public will also have an opportunity to provide comments during the Public Hearing.