TRAFFIC IMPACT MITIGATION FEE OFFSET PROGRAM FOR AFFORDABLE HOUSING


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Contacts:

Community Housing Team:
Anne Novotny, Principal Planner
anne.novotny@edcgov.us (530) 621-5931 

   
CJ Freeland, Department Analyst
cynthia.freeland@edcgov.us (530) 621-5159

The Board of Supervisors has long recognized that high traffic impact fees, while appropriate to address traffic impacts from development, have a negative effect on efforts to develop housing affordable for lower income households. The Traffic Impact Mitigation Fee Offset Program for Developments with Affordable Housing Units ( Board Policy B-14) includes a provision to set aside $1.0 million of federal and state transportation revenues annually, for a period of twenty (20) years, to be used to offset Traffic Impact Mitigation fees in the development of affordable housing. The TIM Fee Offset Program allows for a reduction of traffic mitigation fees and is not a cash subsidy. Only income restricted units are eligible for TIM Fee offset. A housing development project of more than five (5) units where at least twenty (20) percent of the units will be affordable to very low-, low-, or moderate-income households, or second-dwelling targeted to the aforementioned income group(s), including second units (granny flat) on owner occupied property, said unit(s) may be eligible for Traffic Impact Mitigation (TIM) fees offset under specific program guidelines. The fee offset requests will be considered twice each year from January 20 through February 28 and July 30 through August 28. The Board of Supervisors will award tentative approval of the TIM Fee offset in early summer and late winter of each year. The TIM Fee Offset application packet is available upon request. Interested parties may call (530) 621-5159 or request an application via the link provided below.

Request an application by sending an email to cynthia.freeland@edcgov.us.

Supporting Documents and Links:

Refer to Board Policy B-14 and Program Guidelines for specific requirements.

 

Table 1 - TIM Fee Offset

Applies to Ownership Units

Affordability Level

Very Low

Low

Moderate

20 years

100%

75%

25%

15 years

75%

50%

0%

10 years

50%

25%

0%

Applies to Rental Units

Affordability Level

Very Low

Low

Moderate

20 years (minimum)

100%

75%

25%

 

Table 2 - Second Units

Existing Homeowner Building a 2nd Unit

New Construction

Length of Affordability

% of TIM Offset

Length of Affordability

 % of TIM Offset 

20 years

100%

Not less than 20 years

100%

15 years

75%

10 years

50%

 

Key Dates
Applications available at the Development Services DepartmentDecember and June of each year
*Pre-submission meeting at the Development Services Department is required** December 15 and June 15
Questions and requests for additional information accepted** December 15 – 30 and June 15 - 30
Application Submission ** January 1 - 15 and July 1 - 15
Notification to developer team who failed to meet submission requirementsJanuary 16 - February 28
July 16 – August 28
Advisory Group meetings to recommend projectsJanuary 20 – February 28
July 30 - August 28
Board of Supervisors awards funding Not later than March 31st and September 30th

* A pre-submission meeting will be held to ensure that all potential applicants understand the process for submitting petitions. Attendance is strongly encouraged.

** Deadline is at 5 p.m. of the final date. Deadlines that occur on weekends and holidays will be extended to the next business day.

 

2017 State HCD Income Limits for El Dorado County

Income Category

Number of Persons in Household

 

1

2

3

4

5

6

Extremely Low
(<30% AMI)

$16,000

$18,300

$20,600

$24,600

$28,780

$32,960

Very Low Income
(<50% AMI)

$26,650

$30,450

$34,250

$38,050

$41,100

$44,150

Low Income
(<80% AMI)

$42,650

$48,750

$54,850

$60,900

$65,800

$70,650

Median Income
(100% AMI) 

$53,250

$60,900

$68,500

$76,100

$82,200

$88,300

Moderate Income
(80%-120% AMI)

$63,900

$73,050

$82,150

$91,300

$98,600

$105,900

Effective 6/09/2017 (not to be used for CDBG or HOME programs)

http://www.hcd.ca.gov/grants-funding/income-limits/state-and-federal-income-limits.shtml         

 

For more information about this program, call (530) 621-5159.