By Jonathan Morales
Friday, June 11th, 2010 at 2:20 pm in Uncategorized.
In the letter attached to this post, affordable housing advocates have given Lafayette a 60-day deadline to change its housing policy to encourage the construction of more low-income housing.
The city’s strict hillside preservation ordinance and design review process prevent the construction of more dense housing for low income residents, according to the letter from Bay Area Legal Aid and the Public Interest Law Project on behalf of Housing Rights, Inc.
The state requires the city to set policies to allow for the construction of the city’s allocation of low-income housing. The city has been revising its draft housing element at the request of the state’s Department of Housing and Community Development.
— Paul Thissen (Jonathan Morales is off today.)