To provide an adequate and diverse supply of location-efficient and affordable housing options for all.
CITIES, COMMUNITIESDemonstrate the delivery of high quality homelessness services related to short-term emergency shelter options and permanent housing solutions in coordination with non-governmental service providers.
Reference: Adaptation on STAR v2 EE-5 Human Services Outcome 1 and Action 8AND
Option 1. Adopt a comprehensive housing policy that addresses the following elements (1 point)
Higher density (12 DU per acre) within ¼ mile (400 meters) of walking distance to public transit stations;
- A housing needs assessment addressing housing supply affordability, diversity of housing stock by unit and ownership type, and community demographics;
- Programs or code enforcement ensuring healthy housing standards for both rental and owner-occupied units; and
- Evaluation of existing area conditions to identify whether a family of four with an income at 200% national poverty level could afford to live with less than 45% housing plus transportation costs or zoning ordinances requiring at least 10% of units are affordable in transit-served areas and areas identified for compact, mixed-use development.
References: Adaptation on STAR v2 BE-3 Compact & Complete Communities Action 4 BE-4 Housing Affordability Actions 1 & 2 HS-2 Community Health Action 5
Option 2. Demonstrate that at least 60% of households, compared to the National Typical, would spend less than 45% on housing and transportation combined. (1 point)
Reference: Adaptation on STAR v2 BE-4 Housing Affordability Outcome 1
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