Affordable Housing Ordinance

The purpose of the City's Affordable Housing Ordinance (Title 18, Division 1, Part 6, Chapter 18.155, of the City's Municipal Code) is to foster an adequate supply of housing for all persons at all economic levels, thereby ensuring the preservation of an economically balanced community. Please see the following links:
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Latest Update

Background Information

In response to the direction given from the Fremont City Council to update the City’s Affordable Housing Ordinance, City staff recently commissioned a Nexus Study to inform the decision-making process. The City retained the services of Keyser Marston Associates (KMA) to prepare the Nexus Study and an accompanying Financial Feasibility Study. KMA also prepared a separate Market Update Memo evaluating market trends during the COVID-19 pandemic. The draft studies, the memo, and a comparison table are available below:

Public Meetings

The City has hosted the following public meetings regarding the update to the Affordable Housing Ordinance:

AHO Virtual Meeting
  • October 29, 2020 - The City hosted a virtual stakeholder meeting to gather input on these documents.
  • December 10, 202 - A public work session was held with the City's Planning Commission.
  • February 2, 2021 - The Fremont City Council heard a presentation on the Affordable Housing Nexus Study and the Financial Feasibility Study and were asked to provide input on several policy questions.
  • July 21, 2021 - The City hosted a virtual stakeholder meeting to present the draft update of the ordinance. A recording of the meeting and the presentation slides are available below:
If you have questions about the Ordinance update or the virtual meeting, please contact Lucia Hughes, Housing Manager at 510-494-4506 or by email.