Affordable Housing Developers

Affordable housing developers are critical to providing housing opportunities for individuals and families of all incomes levels. There are many ways developers contribute to affordable housing in Fremont.

Affordable Housing Ordinance

The City's Affordable Housing Ordinance dictates how market-rate housing mitigates its impacts on the need for affordable housing.

Affordable Housing Fees

Impact fees are posted on the City's webpage: Development Impact and Affordable Housing Fees. In order to calculate how many affordable units and/or affordable housing impact fees a proposed housing development will need to provide, developers can download the Affordable Housing Calculator. The Affordable Housing Calculator is not applicable to projects using Density Bonuses.

Affordable Housing Units on Site

To help developers make decisions about building inclusionary affordable units on site, the following document is available: 2021 Area Median Income (AMI) Figures, Rent Limits, and Below Market Price (BMP) Home Maximum Sale Price.

Affordable Housing Density Bonuses

The City offers Density Bonuses to proposed developments according to State Density Bonus Law that provide particular community benefits such as certain levels of affordable housing. Contact the City's Planning Division to explore options of utilizing Density Bonuses.  

Additional Resources

  • Also, the Universal Design Ordinance requires builders to offer certain accessibility features to consumers as an upgrade option.
  • Under Green Practices, developers can find the City's Green Building requirements as well as upgrade, incentive, and rebate programs.


For questions about a specific proposal, please contact the Planning Division by email or by calling 510-494-4455.