Affordable Housing Program (AHP) Ordinance

Housing Ordinance
The City of Emeryville adopted the Affordable Housing Set-Aside (AHSA) Ordinance in 1990 to address a shortage of affordable housing to moderate, low, and very low income households. In 2014 the Ordinance was adopted and renamed the Affordable Housing Prgram (AHP). The AHP Ordinance requires a set-aside of Below Market Rate (BMR) units in new ownership developments of 10 or more units. The AHP Ordinance requires an impact fee on all new rental housing projects or an in-lieu BMR unit production. The AHP Ordinance is implemented through the City of Emeryville Economic Development and Housing Division.

Income Definitions
  • Moderate Income Households are those with incomes between 81%-120% of the area median income.
  • Low Income Households are those with incomes between 51%-80% of the area median income.
  • Very Low Income Households are those with incomes up to 50% of the area median income.
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