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REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY AGENDA ITEM NO. 36

Meeting Date: December 13, 2005

Subject/Title: Resolution to Make Findings and Approve the Aggregation of Affordable Housing Units within the Brentwood and North Brentwood Project Areas

Prepared by: Donald Kwong, Senior Redevelopment Analyst

Submitted by: Howard Sword, Director of Community Development

RECOMMENDATION
Approve a resolution to make findings and approve the aggregation of affordable housing units within the Brentwood (Downtown) and North Brentwood (Brentwood Boulevard) Project Areas for the Agency Inclusionary Housing Program.

PREVIOUS ACTION
The Redevelopment Agency of the City of Brentwood (“Agency”) was formed by City of Brentwood City Council by its adoption of Ordinance No. 324, dated August 20, 1981, authorizing the Agency to exercise powers, duties and functions as prescribed by the California Community Redevelopment Law and all other laws of the State of California.

On May 9, 2000, the Agency approved Ordinance 632 which merged the Downtown and North Brentwood Project Areas; and established one combined tax increment limit, and one combined indebtedness limit.

BACKGROUND
Under California Redevelopment Law (CRL) Section 33413, at least 15 percent of all new or rehabilitated housing developed within a project area shall be available at affordable housing costs to persons and families of very low-, low- and moderate-income.

Redevelopment agencies are permitted to aggregate new or substantially rehabilitated dwelling units in one or more project areas to meet the inclusionary housing requirements if the agency finds, based on substantial evidence, after a public hearing, that the aggregation will not cause or exacerbate racial, ethnic, or economic segregation. CRL Section 33413(b)(2)(A)(v).

In other words, mandated affordable housing incurred in one project area can be met by affordable housing in another project area if it does not compound certain social issues. Since the Brentwood Redevelopment Agency merged its two Project Areas to allow the flexibility to spend revenues from one project area in another project area, Agency funds to provide affordable housing can also be collectively applied.

Agency staff reviewed demographic and socio-economic data for both the Brentwood and North Brentwood Project Areas to determine whether there are significant similarities between them. After studying population statistics, the two project areas were found to be similar in demographic and socio-economic status by several significant factors (such as race and age). There is some variability on different indicators, but the overall values of the data followed similar patterns. Summary data from the 2000 Census is provided with this report.

Staff requests the Agency approve a resolution to aggregate affordable housing units within the Downtown and North Brentwood Project Areas to provide the Agency flexibility in meeting the CRL affordable housing mandate in a comprehensive manner that best suits the needs of our community and the Agency.

FISCAL IMPACT
None.

Attachments:
1) Resolution
2) Map of Brentwood Redevelopment Project Areas
3) Project Areas Census 2000 Data
4) Estimated Number of New and Substantially Rehabilitated Units

RESOLUTION NO.
RESOLUTION OF THE REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY OF THE CITY OF BRENTWOOD APPROVING, AND MAKING FINDINGS REGARDING, THE AGGREGATION OF AFFORDABLE HOUSING UNITS WITHIN THE BRENTWOOD AND NORTH BRENTWOOD REDEVELOPMENT PROJECT AREAS FOR THE AGENCY'S INCLUSIONARY HOUSING PROGRAM
WHEREAS, the Redevelopment Agency of the City of Brentwood (the "Agency") is vested with the responsibility to carry out in the City of Brentwood (the "City") two currently active Redevelopment Plans, specifically for the Brentwood and North Brentwood Redevelopment Plans; and
WHEREAS, the Community Redevelopment Law (Health and Safety Code Section 33000 et seq.) states that one of the fundamental purposes of redevelopment is to increase, improve and preserve the community's supply of low and moderate income housing; and
WHEREAS, Health and Safety Code Section 33413 requires that not less than certain specified percentages of all new and substantially rehabilitated dwelling units developed within a redevelopment project area shall be available at affordable housing cost to, and occupied by, persons and families of very-low, low and moderate income levels (the "Agency's Inclusionary Housing Requirement"); and
WHEREAS, Health and Safety Code Section 33413(b)(2)(A)(v) provides that, to satisfy the Agency's Inclusionary Housing Requirement, the Agency may aggregate new or substantially rehabilitated dwelling units in one or more project areas, if the Agency finds, based on substantial evidence, after a public hearing, that the aggregation will not cause or exacerbate racial, ethnic, or economic segregation; and
WHEREAS, the Agency has reviewed the ethnic, racial and economic data applicable to the Brentwood and North Brentwood Redevelopment Project Areas, including demographic and socio-economic data using several significant indicators, including race, income, gender, age, and housing, all of which information and data was obtained from sources which gather data from the 2000 Census and other sources, and which information and data was gathered and presented by Agency staff; and
WHEREAS, a copy of all such information and data is attached hereto; and
WHEREAS, the Agency held a public hearing on November 8, 2005, to review demographic and socio-economic data applicable to the existing Redevelopment Project Areas, and to receive testimony from staff, consultants and the general public relating thereto.
WHEREAS, it was later determined after the public hearing that the published notices included an incorrect address for the hearing location; and
WHEREAS, to ensure the public’s opportunity to comment on this matter, a second hearing was held, on December 13, 2005 to review demographic and socio-economic data applicable to the existing Redevelopment Project Areas and to receive testimony from staff, consultants and the general public relating thereto.
NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, BY THE REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY OF THE CITY OF BRENTWOOD, AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. Based upon substantial evidence obtained from the testimony, information and data received by the Agency from Agency staff, consultants and the general public at the public hearing, and all other matters of record presented before the Agency, the Agency hereby finds and determines that the aggregation of new and substantially rehabilitated dwelling units developed within the Brentwood and North Brentwood Redevelopment Project Areas, and which are available at affordable housing cost to, and occupied by, persons and families of very-low, low and moderate income levels in compliance with the Agency's Inclusionary Housing Requirement, will not cause or exacerbate racial, ethnic, or economic segregation.
Section 2. Based on the information and data described in the above recitals and Section 1, the Agency determines that it may satisfy the Agency's Inclusionary Housing Requirement by aggregating new and substantially rehabilitated dwelling units developed within the Brentwood and North Brentwood Redevelopment Project Areas, which are available at affordable housing cost to, and occupied by, persons and families of very-low, low and moderate income, and approves such aggregation.
PASSED AND ADOPTED this 13th day of December, 2005, by the following vote:

Downtown % North Brentwood %
Population 2494 4137
Households 742 1141

Population by Race
White 1363 54.65% 2001 48.37%
Black 77 3.09% 107 2.59%
Asian/Pacific Islander 43 1.72% 86 2.08%
Hispanic 1375 55.13% 2533 61.23%
Other 13 0.52% 31 0.75%

Occupied Units 742 1141
Owner 332 44.74% 511 44.79%
Rental 410 55.26% 630 55.21%

Housing Units by Occupancy Status
Occupied 742 100.00% 1141 100.00%
Vacant 31 4.18% 21 1.84%

Estimated Households by Income 1105 1035
$150K or more 61 5.52% 13 1.26%
$100K to $149,999 100 9.05% 49 4.73%
$75K to $99,999 189 17.10% 165 15.94%
$50K to $74,999 160 14.48% 295 28.50%
$35K to $49,999 250 22.62% 161 15.56%
$25K to $34,999 118 10.68% 131 12.66%
$15K to $24,999 149 13.48% 100 9.66%
$10K to $14,999 29 2.62% 75 7.25%
Under $10K 49 4.43% 44 4.25%

Est. Population by Sex 2494 100.00% 4137 100.00%
Male 1231 49.36% 2091 50.54%
Female 1263 50.64% 2046 49.46%

Estimated Population by Age 2494 100.00% 4137 100.00%
Under 5 years 268 10.75% 458 11.07%
5 to 9 years 262 10.51% 436 10.54%
10 to 14 years 210 8.42% 412 9.96%
15 to 17 years 117 4.69% 204 4.93%
18 to 20 years 124 4.97% 260 6.28%
21 to 24 years 190 7.62% 301 7.28%
25 to 29 years 200 8.02% 379 9.16%
30 to 34 years 208 8.34% 330 7.98%
35 to 39 years 215 8.62% 334 8.07%
40 to 49 years 259 10.38% 462 11.17%
50 to 59 years 167 6.70% 254 6.14%
60 to 64 years 79 3.17% 82 1.98%
65 to 69 years 45 1.80% 70 1.69%
70 to 74 years 54 2.17% 54 1.31%
75+ years 96 3.85% 101 2.44%

Median Age 35 32

AGGREGATE RESOLUTION
Estimated Number of New and Substantially Rehabilitated Units
Historical, Over Five-Year Implementation Plan Period, Ten-Year Production Plan Period
And Over Life of the Redevelopment Plans

New
Construction Substantial
Rehabilitation Total
New Housing
Downtown Project Area
Plan Adoption – 2004
2005-2009
2010-2014
2015 - Life of Plan (2022)
Total Life of Plan 289
71
50
0
410 0
0
5
15
20 289
71
55
15
430
North Brentwood Project Area
Plan Adoption – 2004
2005-2009
2010-2014
2015 - Life of Plan (2031)
Total Life of Plan 913
551
40
80
1584 0
0
5
20
25 913
551
45
100
1609
Total Production 1994 45 2039
Affordable Units (15% of Total Production) 306

Source: Five Year Implementation Plan FY 2004/05 to FY 2008/09, March 2005

Downtown Specific Plan will change zoning in Downtown Area allowing as many as 100 to 150 additional residential units in Downtown that were not included at the time the Five Year Implementation Plan was adopted in March 2005.

November 2005
 

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